Many residents in South Carolina are working to protect their homes from the effects of Tropical Storm Florence.
Flood Defense Group is a business right out of Boise.
"The windows are boarded up, sand bags are everywhere, fortifications everywhere and basically everyone is preparing for a war against water," said Keith Anderson, Flood Defense Group.
You may recall their flood barriers being placed around Zoo Boise during Boise River flooding in 2017.
Anderson was on a project in Los Angeles when he got the call to help protect homes in South Carolina and sprang into action.
"Built barriers around 12 different houses. I am personally overseeing three of them when the hurricane and flood waters hit so we have protected a number of homes but additionally we are sitting behind the fortifications making sure that they hold strong."
Anderson says the hurricane poses a triple threat for water damage with heavy rains, overflowing rivers, and coastal surges.
"So they have a variety of flood problems from three different angles at least."
"It's been surprisingly quiet because everyone is evacuating, not everyone. You know, we have a lot of structures that we came into protect. There's it's kind of like a ghost town."
Anderson says the best part of the job is giving people hope.
"I'm coming here and I see people who have flooded again and again and every time they flood it's just a traumatic experience where they have to gut their entire house you know, family heirlooms, assets, picture, the lost people experience is significant."