Dangerous Storms Drench the Southeast

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    At least two people died in floodwaters in Georgia and another was believed drowned in Tennessee as rows of thunderstorms drenched the Southeast, submerging some major highways in the Atlanta area and prompting flood warnings Monday.

    More at link:
    http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=135438&catid=74

    ETA: I saw an incredible pic at the above link of water rushing over a dam.
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    A toddler was missing Monday afternoon after the child's home was swept away by floodwaters in Carroll County, and at least two other people were killed by rising water across metro Atlanta.

    Rising water pushed the mobile home into Snake Creek at Horsley Drive, according to Carroll County fire department[​IMG] officials.

    Rescuers pulled two adults and two children from the rain-swollen creek, but were unable to find the toddler.

    More at link:
    http://www.wsbtv.com/weather/20925117/detail.html
     
  4. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth New Member

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    My sister just left this weekend for a business trip to Atlanta. I hope she's okay.

    My prayers go out to all the people affected in GA, TN, AL, etc.
     
  5. LaWanda

    LaWanda Professional Lurker

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    My garage has flooded. =( We've never seen this much rain.
     
  6. southcitymom

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    They have closed schools in most of the metro Atlanta counties for tomorrow. Six deaths in the area to include a toddler.

    A humongous tree uprooted from the drenched earth and smashed flat the pergola that my husband built me for Mother's Day 5 years ago.

    We live in a forest and I am thinking of making everyone sleep in the basement tonight because it is not supposed to let up...!
     
  7. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    It is no joke UGLY out there. Over 140 roads closed in Cobb County alone. All metro schools closed tomorrow, and some already closed Wednesday due to sewage/water issues.

    Thousands without power, trees and power lines down.

    But you still have to laugh at this:
    http://twitpic.com/inc1u

    (That picture in the background? That is the downtown connector, where I75 and I85 merge!)
     
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    southcitymom New Member

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Stay safe angel!
     
  9. georgiagirl

    georgiagirl Opinionated Southern Belle

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    We are in Cherokee and they have shut down Hwy. 92 and 575....I had to leave my oldest daughter with my parents for the night since I would have trouble getting to their house..
     
  10. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    So sorry! At least you know she is in good hands. I heard some kids were spending the night at their school b/c they couldn't get out! That would about kill me.
     
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    Any idea when this is supposed to let up? I wonder about the airports; are they operable?
     
  13. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Active Member

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    I am so very sorry for all of you out there in these storms and flooding. Please take good care!

    I have an aunt in the Buckhead area and a nephew just out of Athens, Ga..
     
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    Hopefully, the sun will peak through starting tomorrow. Today, rain off and on and we're trying to dry out.
     
  15. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    I heard Athens isn't so bad...they didn't have to close UGA like they did KSU, GSU, Tech, etc...but some parts of Buckhead are under 26 feet of water!
     
  16. georgiagirl

    georgiagirl Opinionated Southern Belle

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    [video=youtube;eOJpX43vjOM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJpX43vjOM[/video]
     
  17. LaWanda

    LaWanda Professional Lurker

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    I see the SUN!!! =)

    I'm in Lawrenceville and it LOOKS like the worst may be behind us.
     
  18. Miss_Scarlett

    Miss_Scarlett Oh, come on, you don't think I'm gonna fall for th

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    I'm not following the logic of sleeping in a basement when it's flooding. Shouldn't you sleep on the highest level or get out?

    Sorry about losing the pergola. We lost a tree I really liked to a storm earlier this year. Scary to see.
     
  19. Nova

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    It puzzled me, too, Miss S.

    But I don't think SCM is concerned about flooding per se; rather, she's worried another tree will fall and this time crush her house and somebody in her family. Hence, the relative security of the basement.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for all our posters in the area...
     
  20. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    It's true, Nova - I'm always more scared of all the trees on our property - we back up to the national forest and our yard has many huge old trees! The one that smashed our pergola was a monster.

    Our basement is maybe more terrace-like - most of it is not underground. It has never taken on water and I just am not worried about that - but a tree couldn't squash us down there.

    In any event - we all slept on the main level and lived to tell the tale! Thanks for everyone's prayers.
     
  21. Miss_Scarlett

    Miss_Scarlett Oh, come on, you don't think I'm gonna fall for th

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    Ahhhh, you did mention the forest. I just didn't catch that one. Glad you are all okay.
     

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