Atlanta and surrounding counties have experienced historic amounts of rain over the past month; over 22 inches in the last week alone. Gwinnett County was severely hit; luckily for us, the flooding was all in the southern end of the county, not up north where we live. Schools wer closed in our district both Monday and Tuesday.
At least nine people lost their lives and the property damage is still being calculated. Unfortunately, most of the houses under water are in areas that have never flooded, so the owners didn't have flood insurance.
For me, this picture really puts the amount of water into perspective.
It's a roller coaster, not the log ride!
(photos courtesy of the AJC.)
We had a beautiful, sunny day today, but rain is forecast again for tomorrow and Friday.