Rescue crews jumped into action in eastern Iowa Thursday morning, saving half a dozen people trapped by flood waters.
The Blackhawk Creek poured over its banks and onto streets in Hudson, just southwest of Waterloo. The rapidly rising water trapped several Iowans in their homes. Crews put boats in the water to get people out safely.
Among those rescued were a mother and her two children, one of who was only a week old. Around two dozen homes were evacuated during the voluntary evacuation process.
Hudson residents say situations like this bring back memories of the 2008 flood, and with just a few more feet of water, the river level could again reach 19 feet.