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'Our Whole Community Banded Together': Light of Jesus Shining Bright in This Harvey-Ravaged Town

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The sun may be out and the rain has stopped,

but the cleanup effort is just beginning.

We are in League City, Texas.

And you can see how high the water

got on a lot of these homes.

Nearly to the roof line, if not more.

CLIFFTON LACABYKBE: In the dining room right here.

And we have to take all the wood floor up in here.

ERIK ROSALES: Four feet of water came flowing into the home

at the Lacabykbe's.

But they still say God is good as their family all

made it through.

It is, it's hard.

But we have all our family members came over to help.

So we fine.

We're fine.

God protected us.

He's blessed us.

And here we are to talk about it.

51 and 1/2 years of marriage.

So we're blessed.

This is one of the things that we're seeing.

Family after family are just trying

to go through their items.

One of the items that they are trying to salvage are pictures.

All of a the neighborhood right here

has just rallied together.

And we're happy.

ERIK ROSALES: Mandy Courier couldn't

be more proud of her husband.

He used his fishing boat to save lives,

including Danielle Simpson.

DANIELLE SIMPSON: You see these stories

of people getting caught up in the waters and dying.

And we're alive and we're here.

And that, that's God.

ERIK ROSALES: My photographer, Mario Gonzales and I nearly

got caught in those waters as we tried to make it

into flooded Beaumont.

Oh, Lord, please help us.

Get us through this.

Get us through this, Lord.

Please, please, please, please, please.

The roads in and out of the city look like this.

Water flowed near the hood of our SUV

but we eventually made it across.

We decided to continue our fight another day.

And give it 24 hours for the floodwaters to recede.

We want to thank the good folks over

at First Baptist Church in Hamshire, Texas

for putting us up for the night and feeding us.

BOB THEWMAN: All these people do is give back.

A lot of these people have lost their homes,

their houses are under water.

ERIK ROSALES: You said 90% of them

that are working in the kitchen right now.

BOB THEWMAN: 90% of the people in the kitchen.

Definitely serve a loving God and a giving God.

And this community here is an awesome community.

People talk about, oh I'm going to move.

I don't care where you go, you're not going to find it.

JODY THEWMAN: This community has pulled together

so much that everybody helps one another.

We are really-- we were on an island, nobody could get in

and nobody could get out.

And God provided so much food, so much water,

it was truly amazing.

ERIK ROSALES: Jeff Burdocks sells insurance in the area.

He says with Hamshire only 18 miles from the Gulf,

most homeowners have wind damage insurance but less than 20%

carry flood insurance.

But together, this Texas community

says they will do like Jesus and serve one another.

The lights may be out here in the sanctuary

but the spirit of Jesus is shining bright.

From Hamshire, Texas, Erik Rosales "CBN News."

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