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High School Choir Escapes Flood

River Road Parent Susan Heath River Road Parent Susan Heath
River Road High Principal Sarah Lawson River Road High Principal Sarah Lawson

Ryan Cody
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Major flooding halfway across the country is the topic of discussion for some local River Road High School parents. 

16 members of the River Road Wildcat choir should have been arriving back home some time this evening. But mother nature had other plans.

It was the first time Susan Heath let her daughter Jennifer go on an out of state trip without her. "She called me yesterday around two and said the power had gone out in her hotel and then they had to evacuate and leave everything behind."

Extreme flooding caused concern that a levy for the Cumberland River in Nashville would not hold through the night.

Choir Director Don Zidlicky says, "They evacuated about 1,600 people out of the hotel which is now flooded up to the second floor."

"Their spirits are high," says River Road High Principal Sarah Lawson. "They are all safe. That's what we are all concerned about. I'm sure this is going to be an experience they will never forget."

And most likely, neither will those student's parents if they make a trip like this again.

"I'll definitely be checking the weather forecast wherever they would be going and check in to it a little bit closer.

The group has made their way to St. Louis where they will get some sleep tonight before heading back to Amarillo in the morning.

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