Guerneville residents band together as Russian River floods their town

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Residents living near the Russian River in Guerneville banded together to help each other out as hundreds were forced from their homes by rising flood water. (KGO-TV)

The Russian River is expected to stay at flood stage until Thursday, causing major problems for people living in the Guerneville area.

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Guerneville residents say it wasn't getting any worse, but the cleanup will take a long time.

Resident Bruce McDonald volunteered himself and his duck boat to help out other members of the community get from place to place. "The best story is I took this woman over there to her cat, and the best story is her cat was fine," Macdonell told ABC7 News.

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About 300 residents were flooded in - not out - in the Guerneville area. "Flooded in means you're stranded. Flooded out means you've got a mess," Betsy Van Dyke said.

With every inch the river recedes, life returns a little bit back to normal.

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