The steady thrum of rain and the crashing in the heavens has been our soundtrack this past week. An astonishing amount of rain has fallen...20 inches in 3 days! Lake Lanier, once scarily dry, picked up more than a foot yesterday alone. We're doing pretty OK intown, but there's a lake on North Avenue behind City Hall East, Medlock Park has flooded, DeFoors Avenue is really bad, and the Downtown Connector was flooded yesterday during rush hour. The really serious problems are in the suburbs where unbridled development in lowlands and near streams has closed roads and entire subdivisions, and flooded the highways. There was a mudslide too.
Driver makes an early-morning assessment of the flooding on I-285. A portion of the highway between South Cobb Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway is closed due to Chattahoochee flooding. firstname.lastname@example.org
Car dealership on Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lawrenceville, GA. Five inches of rain in a 6 hour overnight period. Taken in Lawrenceville, GA by bobtettman
Blake Fowler looks at a washed-out road near his home in Winston, Ga. Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. Thunderstorms rumbling across north Georgia spawned heavy downpours that flooded roads and homes and dumped as much as 20 inches of rain over three days. -- AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, John Spink
Clarksdale Elementary School in Austell under water. AJC/Phil Skinner