September 26, 2009
Heavy rains, beginning on September 19th, dumped between 15 and 20 inches (38-50 cm) of rain over three days on parts of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee in the Southeastern U.S. The deluge overwhelmed natural and man made systems, and the record-breaking downpour turned streams into rivers, swamping neighborhoods, washing out roads and, unfortunately, taking at least nine lives. Among the areas heavily affected was my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Read the news stories from The Loaf and view some pictures at The Big Picture.