(MOBILE, Ala.) We've already seen the flooding rains and tree snapping winds of Tropical Storm Debby. One family of 9 has seen quite a bit more.
Coast Guard helicopter footage captured a family being lifted to safety.
"They weren't panicked, but you could tell by the looks on their faces that they were ready to get out of there," said rescue swimmer Andrew Sinclair.
Sinclair was lowered down to the house.
"Every wave that his the house as I was standing inside, you could feel it as it went underneath the house," Sinclair said.
Six foot waves surrounded the vacation house on Dog Island, trapping five adults, four kids and two dogs.
The only way out was up.
The Mobile-based crew, that normally trains others how to fly these helicopters, was called to help.
"We were getting the outer bands of Debby, we were going through heavy rain, winds got up to 65 nauts sustained," said another rescue crew member.
A flight that normally takes one hour took two.
And the rescue took two trips, but went off without a hitch.
"You look back and you realize how dangerous and difficult the situation really was. We train day in and day out in the coast guard to handle situations like this and in this case it worked out perfect," said Sinclair.
All of the family members were rescued with out any injuries.