"No one anticipated the water would rise as fast and as ferociously as it did," Lisa Eicher wrote in her Instagram post. "When the firefighters arrived, they yelled, 'We have to get out now!'"
The family had already relocated their pet pig Penny to the garage, because her pen had started flooding. But now it was time to move the whole family — and that meant Penny, too.
"My biggest concern about evacuating was our pig, Penny," Eicher told The Dodo. "A dog is one thing but Penny is another story! I didn't know how it would work. But leaving her behind wasn't an option."