Mobile Firefighter Hero in Baldwin County

Mobile Firefighter Hero in Baldwin County

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It's still hard for Cathy Odom to believe. "If it wasn't for that family we would not be here."

Last April, she and her family were trapped inside their home as flood waters from the Fish River gave them only one option. "There was no where else to go." On top of a bunk bed. "Two children, two adults and three dogs."

They made the phone call that would save their lives. "At 3:30 a phone call from a friend of the family. They said there was water in their house and they were on top of their bunk bed trying to get a hole in the attic."

As a veteran Mobile firefighter, Ken Keller has spent his life being the "go-to" guy during emergencies. "I was praying for the best but I was expecting the worse," says Keller.

It wasn't easy. Keller remembers, "It's dark, there's trees, we're driving over tops of cars and the water was very swift."

Meanwhile, Cathy was doing all she could to save her family. "Luckily, I always keep my carpenters knife on me. I cut a hole in the sheet rock and made a hole in the plywood with it."

"We got on the roof and started cutting a hole in the roof and I was very excited to hear voices shouting back we're over here," says Keller.

Earlier this week, the county commission recognized Keller's heroism passing a resolution detailing what he did and the gratitude of the county and the Odom family.

"I would have accepted just a thank you and a hug."

But it may not be his last honor. "I've even contacted the Governor. I thought about calling the White House," says

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