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Georgia Floods!
« on: September 22, 2009, 12:19:28 AM »

Well, the flooding down there is so bad, that the waters have overrun I-575 and the Atlanta Connector...

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/21/southeast.floods/index.html#cnnSTCText
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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 03:51:22 AM »

Some areas got 22 inches of rain in the past week.  :-o

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« Last Edit: September 23, 2009, 10:28:16 AM by Bryant5493 »
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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 09:38:34 PM »

Also, I -285 on the west side of Atlanta, and part of I-20 west of Atlanta were closed due to flooding. Chattanooga was flooded pretty good as well. Yeah me, for being stuck in Georgia when all this happened.

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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 10:14:57 PM »

^^ I hadn't heard about Chattanooga. How bad is it there?

About 30 mins. ago, I was on 285 West on the soutside, near the 5th runway, and the message boards read "I-285 open on west side of Atlanta," so that's good for drivers. But we've a long way to go.


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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 11:31:50 PM »

i think pretty much every major road is re-opened by now.  maybe some smaller 2-lane county roads that arent.  Drove past that Grands at SR 92 and Hiram-Sudie Road. was an amazing sight to see the high water mark almost to the crown of the roof. 
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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 04:07:34 AM »

Boston.com has an amazing set of pics concerning the Georgia floods:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/flooding_in_the_southeast.html

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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 04:46:08 PM »

No interstates or major roads were underwater (that I'm aware), but substantial flooding just off the roads. Off I-75 just north of the GA border, the RV dealership was submersed (hope they've got good insurance).

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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 05:31:22 PM »

As far as I've read/seen, I-20, I-75/I-85 and I-285 were inundated at some point.

edit: Downtown Connector:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuMcFraeh_Y

There are still flash flood warnings as of now in greater Atlanta. The soil is completely saturated after the 20 or so inches the area got past week, and additional 2 - 4 inches precipitation occurs every day.

Interstate 575 in north metro Atlanta:
http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=15366&from=hp_main_tab3
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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009, 05:48:48 PM »

^^ It's raining right now.


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Re: Georgia Floods!
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 07:12:42 PM »

« Last Edit: September 26, 2009, 07:14:30 PM by Bryant5493 »
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