Atlanta Under Water

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    Sep 23, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    I wanted to know if any of you Atlanta residents or friends/family of Atlanta residents are dealing with the flood going on right now? and how bad are things in your area

    Here's the story so far:
    http://tinyurl.com/nvcx8l


    These are pics of Six Flags under flood conditions:
    http://tinyurl.com/nfutty
  • NyRuinz

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    Sep 23, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    Wow this is horrible, my prayers go out to the residents of Atlantaicon_sad.gif
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    Sep 23, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    NyRuinz saidWow this is horrible, my prayers go out to the residents of Atlantaicon_sad.gif
    I know, this is awful. I wonder do floods happened often in Atlanta?
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    Sep 23, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    Not that often. flooding is usually localized as Atlanta is very "hilly". Atlanta can have lots of downpours and thunderstorms though. The danger when there is a good long soaking is mostly trees falling over because the ground gets so soft.
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    Sep 23, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    My home is fairly elevated, fortunately, but I've heard of several friends and co-workers who are dealing with flooded homes.

    I got completely stuck yesterday when the train shut down southbound traffic on my way home. Fortunately, I was able to ride back to my office and have my boyfriend pick me up.
  • offshore

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    Sep 23, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    Maybe now it should be re-named Atalantis.

    Hang in ther guys, hope it will get better soon.
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    Sep 23, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    Try living in Macon Right next to Atl we flood like every year, because the river over flows.
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    Sep 23, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    omgosh saidTry living in Macon Right next to Atl we flood like every year, because the river over flows.
    It can flood real bad along I-16 too!

    Here are some photos:
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/photo/keywords?keywords=georgia+flooding
  • JayneCobb

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    Sep 23, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    The lost city of Atlanta?!?!


    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deep_South_(Futurama)[/url]
  • Sparkycat

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    Sep 23, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    Somebody call FEMA!!! No wait, bad idea. Don't bother.
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    Sep 23, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    My prayers and thoughts go out to all the families out there.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 23, 2009 7:17 AM GMT

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    " Atlanta, I know you're flooding and all, but New Orleans had the worst flood of all time! "*

    * cited from a forward my mother sent me.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 23, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    Sparkycat saidSomebody call FEMA!!! No wait, bad idea. Don't bother.

    Might be too late. Their offices are set up down near the airport so FEMA is always here.
    We got a nice Repas yesterday and I didn't hear the wave of storms they predicted last night so we might be out of it.
    Food insurance is usually such a separate insurance that no one ever gets it.
    But to have schools close and major highways shut down. That's 7 lanes of cars. It's NUTS!
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    Sep 23, 2009 1:06 PM GMT
    I live in midtown and the only thing that I had to deal with was very minor power surge.

    I lot of the homeowners and renters do not have flood insurance because they were not required to get it because it was believed that they didn't live in an area they was privy to flooding...well we all know they were wrong.


    The material things that were lost are just that, material things. What's tragic is the loss of life. Poor Slade Crawford who was ripped from his father's arms. My heart aches for the Crawfords. Thank God they did not loose both sons.

    I know a couple of people ar work who's basements were flooded.
    It was said with I-20 still being closed. It would take 4 hours to get into the city from Douglas County. UGH!

    Terrible!
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    Sep 23, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Is Atlanta getting immediate aide during this time?
  • Webster666

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    Sep 23, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    Let's see if FEMA and President Obama handle this a little better than George W. Bush did, who left the people of New Orleans to fend for themselves, with his evil mother saying that the victims never had it so good.
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    Sep 23, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    I read in todays NY Times that a 14 year old kid was swept away when he mistakenly believed that someone was in an abandoned car. He and a friend went out to the car but the surging waters caught them - the friend was rescued but Nicholas Osley perished...
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    Sep 23, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidSomebody call FEMA!!! No wait, bad idea. Don't bother.


    I would hope that Obama's FEMA would be different.
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    Sep 24, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    Wowerz...Hopefully everyone had *FLOOD INSURANCE* icon_eek.gif