Reporter: Tanya Jourdain
Although it looked warm Friday afternoon, the sunshine over Hazleton, Indiana didn't fool workers.
"They're calling this 'Winter storm fury #2."
Members of the Indiana National Guard work eight hour shifts in the cold, trying to keep the rushing river out of area homes.
P.F.C. Dewey Titus, IN National Guard, said, "We'll switch out squads every couple hours so we can go warm up and keep our guys fresh."
The freezing temperatures make their work much tougher. Extremities are the first parts of the body affected.
The frigid temperatures aren't just affecting the sandbaggers, it's affecting the sandbags themselves. It's so cold the water inside is actually freezing up.
"When they get wet, they freeze-up, so they get heavier."
Volunteers do their best to keep the citizens soldiers warm.
Guard members will continue to reinforce the weakened levee as long as their needed. If it breaks, half of the small town will be underwater.
Josh Hadfield, who worked in 150-degree temperatures back in July in Iraq, says it's all part of the job.