Revisiting the Flood and Remembering Holly Sergeant

Published 04/25 2014 05:52PM

Updated 04/25 2014 06:46PM

It was 12 years ago today that Albany in Shackelford County was devastated by a flood. Eleven inches of rain fell in a very short period of time. Holly Sargent lost her life in the flood waters and today on the 12th anniversary of her death and the flood, we learned something new about Holly.

This creek that runs through downtown Albany looked very different 12 years years ago, and the water that is calmly sitting way below this bridge was anything but calm.

Stan Sargent remembers it well. "It come up fast. I couldn't get out. I couldn't get in my vehicle. I couldn't move," he tells Big Country Homepage.

"It washed my truck on top of a tree," recalls Sargent.

His house was floating down stream following his daughter Holly. "The water came from the back side of the trailor and it just popped up all the stakes which lifted the trailor off of it's foundations and slammed down into the bridge."

The spot is marked on an overpass on Highway 6, where his daughter's body was found two days after the flood swept their home down stream.

We learned something new about Holly in revisiting the flood from 12 years ago. Back then, we were told she was only 12 years old.

But now we know she was 18 years old, and having just graduated high school, about to embark on the next chapter of her life.

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