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Girl rescued from flooded storm water drain in Texas
Downtown Austin, Texas (CNN) A man survived a flood in downtown Austin, Texas on Thursday and is now being driven to a local hospital after he managed to escape from a house and get out into the neighborhood.
A couple of dozen flood victims were rescued from the flooded neighborhood where two people died Tuesday, when a tree fell on them, said Eric Barra of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Brasel said there are no details on how long the man escaped from the house, where he was staying during the floods that swept through the area.
Community groups ask for help with costs of move to central Ohio, especially as they get into debt to find a home
On Saturday, an Ohio family was forced out of their home after moving into a homeless camp in Lakewood. The family lost their jobs, but stayed, leaving behind an entire life of work for the family. "I just want my baby," said Deana Clements, who moved into the community of Camp Pawn, just east of Cleveland, on a warm December day. "I wanted my baby to be happy." It was not an easy move. Her husband, who also works as an engineer, was forced out of his job at the Ohio State University, while he was working on an engine for the family business. Deanna's mother said he left to get the money he had left in his bank account to buy a home. "He has to work," she said. The new neighbors included an orphaned girl, a woman in a wheelchair, and families living with disabilities, like Deanna's. "They need to be happy," she said. It was only later that Deanna learned the family who had bought their property needed to move. Deanna, her older son Ethan, and their two kids lived in a motel in Lakewood and spent their nights in the shelter. But as they moved into their new home, it became clear they would not be safe. "I don't want my life to be a death sentence," Deana said. "I don't want my kids to think I've lost my mind. I want to be able to raise a family." The family had heard the stories of similar tragedies in other communities around the state. But it was a move they were ready to take. When they moved, the family of 16 bought a $400,000 home near the edge of Lakewood, where there were fewer buildings and more empty lots to move in, without knowing the new residents will have to start paying off their mortgages. "They need to be happy. "They need to be safe," the mother told them. "They need to be supported." Camp Pawn, a sprawling facility on the edge of Lakewood that serves nearly 30,000 homeless individuals, has some of the nation's highest rates of homelessness according to U.S. census data, which puts it at 17.4 percent. Deanna, her younger son Ethan, and their other two children live there with the help of a community organization called Camp Alternatives. The city of Lakewood has already spent more than $500,000 for a $50,000 home the family is looking to buy. When Deanna arrived at the Lakewood home, they already had plans to have three more children, and they knew the future would be bleak. But their parents were there to help them navigate th