Mr Watson and the Russian helped fellow hotel guests and at one stage found themselves waist-deep in water and sewage.
We were going to be descending in a storm, in waist-deep snow, through perfect avalanche conditions, and I was convinced we were going to die.
They waded waist-deep in the grass in a compact body bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.
‘My house is destroyed and all my possessions are buried somewhere under waist-deep mud,’ Bhuiyan said.
Avis reported seeing a local resident standing in waist-deep water, helpless as her furniture floated down the road.
I was waist-deep in the swamp for weeks and weeks.
Hundreds of patients, doctors and nurses were trapped for days at New Orleans Charity Hospital, surrounded by waist-deep water without power, food or medical supplies.
Mr Price said he had spoken to a friend in the centre of Milnsbridge who had helped pull screaming children from cars submerged in waist-deep water.
We finally drifted into waist-deep water and dragged the boat onto the beach.
More than three weeks after the floods began, water still lies waist-deep or higher in some areas.