It's 1913 in Dayton, Ohio and 12-year-old Maggie and her family must flee their home from the oncoming flood waters. Seeking higher ground, Maggie, her older brother, and her baby niece must survive the flood, as well as cold and hunger. Will Maggie be able to seek a higher power for the strength she needs to survive?
Warning bells high water levees that are about to break: a flood is overtaking the city Maggie and her family must escape, but will there be enough time to get to higher ground? Stranded in the top of a downtown hotel with dozens of strangers, they can do nothing but watch the flood waters rise. While waiting to be rescued, Maggie must find the courage to face the winter cold, hunger, and uncontrollable fires. She learns that while the people she trusts may not be able to help her, God will. In the midst of terror she finds the perfect peace of surrender.