Samuel Ancar describes how high the flood waters were on Mohican-Prescott Crossover.
“It was up to my chest,” said Ancar.
He, his daughter and her mother were evacuated from the area by people on boats Saturday.
“They took the children first and the women and the elderly and then we had to wait again, and they came and got us,” said Ancar.
He says he lost everything, but seeing his three-year-old who didn’t know how to swim get on the boat was all he wanted.
“We have the same birthday, September 14th. Yes she is my special little girl, I wish she was right here with me now,” said Ancar.
He and his family are like thousands of flood victims now staying at Celtic Studios off Airline Highway.
But this isn’t the first disaster Ancar has been through, he’s also a Hurricane Katrina survivor.
“Katrina was way worse, way worse a lot of looting going on. I can’t compare this to Katrina, cause I really was in that water, I seen dead bodies floating, a lot of gunshots, it was a blackout, it was insane. We thought the world was coming to an end,” said Ancar.
Ancar explains at Celtic Studios it’s much safe because there is a lot of security.
During Katrina he says he had to steal food just to survive and there was no where to go.
“We had to sleep on a bridge one night because the Super Dome was packed,” said Ancar.
But if surviving Katrina wasn’t enough, a few years later he was shot at by a random person multiple times..
“I was shot 15 times, both in my neck, two times in my neck, one time right here, all in my chest, all in my side right here. I was in the hospital for a year, I had a colostomy bag, but just someone trying to kill me I guess. they walked down on me when my back was turned.”
Most people can’t live through one of the the things Ancar has been through.
Ancar credits his faith in God for surviving these tragedies and continues to stay positive.
“Just leave it in gods hands and it will all work out,” said Ancar.
If you would like to help victims of the flooding like Ancar you can bring donations to the Jefferson Baptist Church on Jefferson Highway.
They are funneling donations to shelters in need, including Celtic Studios.