Cornelius Lamb said, "Like a cup overflowing with water, that's how the river was flowing out this way."
The river has been on a steady rise for weeks ...until now. Officials say it's reaching its crest.
Harris Brown said, "For the next couple of days you'll see this thing bobble right around 47.8, maybe a little above maybe a little below."
Which is good news for the Lambs.
Lamb said, "We're relieved it's at a standstill, we're still worried about a little spilling out of the river but it looks like it slowed down a little bit."
Their mother, brother, and grandmother have all moved out of their flooded homes in Union Parish. And neighbors say more than a dozen homes in their area are flooded or battling high water. This is the spot where people say the Ouachita river flooded, over river road, into their neighborhood and some of their homes.
Harris says he expects the river to drop one foot every 10 days and then move faster as the river gets lower. After watching the river rise daily,flood victims like the Lambs say they are looking forward to watching it fall, but not the mess it will leave behind.
Lamb said, "It will be a relief for us but still, we have a long way ahead. With property damage we don't know what the inside, the estimates going to be to repair everything, guess we're going to cross that bridge when we get there."