(WMC-TV) - Firefighters escorted several families from their flooded homes in Horn Lake after a rain-swollen creek rose beyond its banks Tuesday.
The firefighters offered piggyback rides to children to help evacuate parts of the swamped DeSoto Village neighborhood.
Neighbors blamed the rapidly rising Cowpen Creek for much of the flooding, which longtime residents had not seen in years.
"Forty years ago, about '73, this happened," said resident Benny Meter.
Horn Lake police blocked traffic after several cars got stuck in water covered areas.
John and Jenna Pridgette have family in Oklahoma, and suddenly dealt with their own weather-related emergency Tuesday.
"I was at that mailbox ... trying to get my babies out of the car, and the current alone took me down the gutter," said Jenna.
John said he has called the city multiple times a week to report bad runoff in the area.
He and his nervous neighbors hope something can be done before the next deluge.
There are no reports of serious injuries due to the flooding.
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