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Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: September 21, 2009 04:20PM
Flooding, roads being washed out, schools closed. A couple of deaths from driving on washed out bridges and roads. Sinkholes appearing. It is weird.


Statement as of 4:12 PM EDT on September 21, 2009

... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 1145 PM EDT for
Fulton... Forsyth... western Gwinnett... eastern Cobb and DeKalb
counties...

At 405 PM EDT... historic flooding continues to occur across much
of the Atlanta area. Since 10 am... 2 to 5 inches of rain has fallen
across areas that received over 10 inches of rain overnight.
Although the heaviest rain is moving out of Fulton and into DeKalb
and Gwinnett County... scattered areas of heavy rain are expected to
produce an additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches. No significant
break in the rain is expected tonight.

As of 4 PM... The Levels at North Fork of Peachtree creek... Peachtree
creek... woodall creek... Nancy creek... utoy creek... pew creek and
Crooked Creek were nearly all above flood stage and were rapidly
rising due to the recent heavy rain. Be prepared for major or
historic crests on these creeks between now and 7 PM.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This flooding event is of historic proportions. If you need to
travel... please use extreme caution or postpone your trip for a
later date.

You should heed all evacuation requests or orders from local
officials. This continues to be a life threatening situation.

If you see significant flooding... move to a safe area and then call
the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6.


335 PM EDT Mon Sep 21 2009

... Flood Warning extended until late Wednesday night... the Flood
Warning continues for
the Big Creek near Alpharetta
* until late Wednesday night.
* At 3pm Monday the stage was 10.5 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 11.2 feet by tomorrow
morning. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday before
midnight.
* At 10.0 feet... moderate flooding begins. Flooding of yards begins
along The Reach of creek between Cumming in Forsyth County through
Alpharetta and Roswell in north Fulton County. Additional flooding
is common along old federal Road and Nicholson Road near the Etowah
river in western Forsyth County.




335 PM EDT Mon Sep 21 2009

... Flood Warning extended until Tuesday afternoon... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Chattahoochee River near Vinings at Paces Ferry
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 1pm Monday the stage was 19.8 feet and rising.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 20.1 feet by this evening.
The river will fall below flood stage tomorrow late morning.
* At 20.0 feet... major flooding begins. Many homes... nearby shops...
restaurants... and Lovett school will be flooded. Homes flood along
Paces Ferry southeast drive.
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: flareslow
Date: September 21, 2009 05:15PM
It's official, the drought is over!
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 21, 2009 05:16PM
down here on the south side of town it's not so bad. cobb county has already closed schools for tuesday. my son goes to school in Decatur. people in some buildings in Dekalb are being evacuated so he's hoping for a "Flood Day" off tomorrow. i'm really tired of feeling damp though in the greater scale of things that doesn't register as a legitimate complaint.



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: stephen
Date: September 21, 2009 05:16PM
Awful over here in Birmingham as well. Five inches over weekend and much more today.

Not as bad as you guys, but the University of Montevallo closed today b/c of flooding and other isolated events as well.



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: September 21, 2009 05:57PM
On the bright side, Lake Lanier is only down 4 feet now. Break out the jet skis.
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 21, 2009 06:19PM
FLOOD DAY!!!!

as i was checking the AJC.com site for school closings, the automated call from my son's high school came in.



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: AllGold
Date: September 21, 2009 06:29PM
Sorry to hear it. Flooding problems are a major bummer.



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: Lee3
Date: September 21, 2009 06:48PM
Did you build an ark?
10" overnight- is more than we get in an entire year sometimes in So Cal
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: September 21, 2009 06:56PM
I moved the tortoises inside today just so they can dry out. Poor guys weren't meant to live in an environment like this.



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: DP
Date: September 21, 2009 07:00PM
Watching video of Austell, GA. Man, what a drag... Y'all stay safe down there!
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: September 21, 2009 07:07PM
I am really sorry you guys are experiencing so much rain. Normally I don't mind rain, but when we get those heavy, lasting downpours, I'm not wild about it myself.

Up here in the Northwest, we don't get 10" a month, even during the rainy season, so I don't want to hear any of you guys say we get a lot of rain again! It's sunny and 75 today - very pleasant.
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 21, 2009 07:11PM
They showed a rainfall map on the news tonight and we were in the 8-10" just since midnight. That is on top of the torrents of rain we have been having for the past week.

We have water behind the liner in our pool, from the hydrostatic pressure of all the water that has no where to go. I hope that it will flatten out if the water table ever drops, of course it would have to stop raining for that to happen. If not, then the water might have to be pumped out, at least from the sides.

BTW, they are saying we will be getting even more rain tonight and tomorrow. We can look forward to only a 40% chance of rain on Wednesday. WooHoo!!!





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/2009 07:11PM by rgG.
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 21, 2009 08:26PM
Here's a little Sacramento sunshine for all of you waterlogged folks. Sorry, but it's the best I can do!

wink smiley

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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 21, 2009 08:27PM
[serious]

Stay high and dry, folks!
If you live in a low lying area, have a "Go Bag" packed and ready for a rapid escape!
Stay safe....

[/serious]




[Not Serious]

You all HAD to go and complain non-stop for the last year about this "Drought" you were having...

Well, HAPPY NOW?!?!?!

[/Not Serious]



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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 21, 2009 08:44PM
Quote
Paul F.

[Not Serious]

You all HAD to go and complain non-stop for the last year about this "Drought" you were having...

Well, HAPPY NOW?!?!?!

[/Not Serious]

Seriously, that is the way it seems to be here, feast or famine, so to speak. We have had this drought/monsoon thing before.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: September 21, 2009 10:50PM
I went to grocery store in between shop vac water. I was luck, after raining hard all night last night and day, I vacuumed up about 50 gallons of water. Then about 2 hours later another 20 gallons seeped in (it was only drizzling). I put on the fan, dehumidifier and AC.

It has not rained since about 5:30. If we only get light rain (which is what an updated forecast just said) I will be ok.

I was shocked at some of flooding through the neighborhood. Lots of folks with garage doors open and stuff in the yard. But the real bad area was where Peachtree creek flooded into the yards of the homes on Lenox Rd. It looked like a lake going right up to folks houses. I am sure several flooded.
I talked to one man and he said all of the basements were totally flooded.


This type of flooding all over.

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Re: Still raining in Georgia, no end in sight ...
Posted by: decocritter
Date: September 21, 2009 11:00PM
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State of emergency?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 22, 2009 11:21AM
I thought I heard a radio report declaring that, and six people died related to the flooding.

Be safe, all.





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Re: State of emergency?
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 22, 2009 01:54PM
Quote
RAMd®d
I thought I heard a radio report declaring that, and six people died related to the flooding.

Be safe, all.

Yep. At least a couple of counties had declared a state of emergency because of the roads/bridges and no drinking water, broken water main, in one. I think there were 6 people who died. I believe 4 were drowned when there cars were washed away when roads or bridges gave way. I think another was a small child who was also drowned and I'm not sure about number 6.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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