Some people raced home after learning they would be forced to evacuate their homes.
As a helicopter carried a massive sack of water over their neighborhood, hundreds hurried to grab what they could.
Crystal Wise says, "They basically said grab what you can and get out."
Some people returned home, only to be able to leave with what they could carry.
Others never made it to where they were staying.
Wayne Prince was visiting from Washington, D.C. He says, "I couldn't get through so I went to the movies to spend some time."
Despite the struggles of getting around, people here are keeping in mind what matters most.