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Congregation protects Cape Girardeau woman's home during historic flooding

One man even brought some sandbags over in a front loader. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) One man even brought some sandbags over in a front loader. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Members of her congregation at the Apostolic Promise Church here in Cape Girardeau came out to hopefully keep the water out. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Members of her congregation at the Apostolic Promise Church here in Cape Girardeau came out to hopefully keep the water out. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Whenever there is flooding in Cape Girardeau, you will hear about The Red Star District.

It seems to always be in the path of floodwaters.

Beyond the devastation of high waters, people are coming together.

A woman with disabilities owns a home right on the waterline.

Members of her congregation at the Apostolic Promise Church in Cape Girardeau came out to, hopefully, keep the water out.

It wasn't the New Years Day they planned on, but Kaye Abernathy said she wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

"It's a good one anyway, cause it's a really good feeling when you go home and you know that you've helped somebody," Abernathy said. "Even though it's not a conventional New Years Day - we're glad that we're here."

The sandbags were thanks to The Red Star Baptist Church.

One man even brought some over in a front loader.

During the 1993 flood, water damaged the home's foundation.

This year, they're hoping to keep the water out.

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