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By Good News Network Thursday, August 30, 2012
They stayed behind rather than evacuating their Louisiana home in the path of Hurricane Isaac.
They and their neighbors in Plaquemines Parish were shocked Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roofs.
While police and the fire department were unable to reach stranded people using their vehicles, Jesse Shaffer, 25, and his father were able to save dozens of lives using boats.
(WATCH the video below or READ the story from ABC News)
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