17세 소녀, 범람된 집에서 개와 함께 헤엄쳐 지붕 위에서 구조되기 위해 몇 시간 동안 기다렸다

목요일 이른 아침, 17-한 살짜리 클로이 아담스(Chloe Adams)는 악몽에 잠에서 깨어났습니다.. 욕실 배수구에서 물이 세차게 흘러나오고 있었다, 부엌 타일을 통해 거품을 내며 빠르게 그녀의 집을 둘러싸고 있습니다..

클로에, who lives with her grandfather in Whitesburg, 켄터키, was alone, with no one but her trusted companion, Sandy, the dog she’s had since she was a toddler.
There was water as far as I could see,” she told CNN in a message. “I had a full-blown panic attack.
      But she was determined to make it out safely, and take her dog with her.
        Picture of a much younger Chloe with her dog, Sandy, who she rescued. "This is them many moons ago,&인용; Terry Adams, 클로에'아버지, CNN에 말했다.

        에서 least 16 사람들이 죽었다 in Thursday’s heavy rains and widespread floods across eastern Kentucky and hundreds of others lost everything they had, 정부. Andy Beshear said Friday.
          Chloe’s grandparents were at a home just a few feet away, separated from their granddaughter by the rushing waters. They yelled over to her, urging Chloe to stay inside until help arrived. But with little cell service and a 911 center which, likely overwhelmed, was unresponsive to her calls, Chloe said she realized she needed to get out to survive.
          My next thought was that we needed to swim out to my uncle’s house,” where the rest of her family was taking shelter, 그녀가 말했다. “I put Sandy in the water momentarily to see if she could swim. But she couldn’t, so I scooped her up and went back inside, wading through the waist deep water to try to locate something that she could float to put her on.
          After experimenting with other pieces of furniture, Chloe placed her dog inside a plastic drawer from her closet to keep her dryand then placed the drawer on a sofa cushion to keep her afloat.
          I finally had a plan that I believedmight work,” 그녀가 말했다. “I knew the dangers of trying to swim in deep and moving water, but I felt I had no choice.
          She swam in the cold waters, pushing Sandy’s cushion in front of her, until she reached the slim roof of a nearby storage building; the only part of the structure not yet submerged.
          그곳에, the two sat for more than five hours before Chloe’s cousin rescued the teen and her dog with the help of a kayak. 가까운, Chloe’s family, sheltering in the second floor of her uncle’s home, watched over and talked to her as she waited for help.
          When the teen returned to her grandmother’s home, 그녀는 무너졌다, “from the relief of knowing Sandy and I survived the flood,” 그녀가 말했다.
          My heart goes out to all the other people who lost and suffered so much more than I did in this horrific devastation,” Chloe added.
            In a Facebook post after the rescue, Terry Adams, the teen’s father, called his daughter ahero.
            We lost everything today,” 그가 썼어. “Everything except what matters most.

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