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Blytheville family home safe after surviving hurricane

(Source: Terry Rogers) (Source: Terry Rogers)
(Source: Terry Rogers) (Source: Terry Rogers)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

A Blytheville man and his family are thankful to be back in Arkansas after being on the east coast when Hurricane Matthew hit. 

Terry Rogers was on a business trip in Fayetteville, NC when Hurricane Matthew slammed the coast.

“It was the craziest experience,” Rogers said after the storm left him and his family trapped for many days in their hotel.

Rogers said the city was without electricity and access to drinking water.

“We had to get pool water to pour into the toilet to use the restroom,” he said. “We couldn’t use the restroom for awhile.”

After the brunt of the storm hit North Carolina, he could see vehicles submerged in rushing waters. That was when he realized how dangerous the situation was.

Rogers and his family were able to get a flight home on Saturday.

“We called back home and had our family praying for us,” Rogers said.

His aunt, Tallie Rogers, said those prayers worked. She said some people nearby were not as lucky.

“Some didn't make it out,” Tallie said. “I heard that four people died. We are blessed to be alive.”

Rodgers said unbelievably, something good came from the chaos, though.

They met people from all around and of all races that came together in a time of need.

“It really was a beautiful thing,” Tallie said.

The Rogers Family headed out to Nashville on Monday for another business trip, hoping this one is a smoother ride.

“I know God is going to bring us back like he did before,” Tallie said. 

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