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The Georgia drought is finally over. Rain came pouring in five days ago and has hardly slowed down.

 
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The Georgia drought is finely over. Georgia has been under drought conditions for the past four years. We have had water rationed, yards and garden have dried up, and we have looked forward to the day when the rains would come. That day came about 5 days ago. It has rained continually with few let ups for the past five days. Rivers and creeks are out of their banks and people are being rescued from flooded homes by boat. Cars have been washed away and at least three people drowned. Pictures we see on TV are horrendous with people wading away from their homes in chest deep water unable to save any belongings. Some areas reported 15 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

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All my sons have called to see if we are all right. We are. We live on the second story of a three story apartment building. Sope creek is about a 1000 feet away and it runs through lower ground so there is little chance of us being flooded. We expect the power to go off at any time, though. I cooked a good hot meal this evening in case we have no more cooked food for awhile. I also made a bunch of chocolate cookies. Yummy, we haven’t started on those yet. Atlanta already has many power outages with trees falling on power lines. We have been lucky so far.

Today the rain stopped a little so we took our umbrella and walked around the complex. Three large trees had fallen down. The ground is so full of water the roots have nothing to hold onto. While we were out we walked to the creek and it has never been so full these seven years we have been here. The water is completely over the banks and if anyone should fall in they would be drowned for sure. I think the rush of all that water would wash a car away. I made pictures so you can see for yourself.

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My partner’s son called saying he had a leak in his garage roof so at least the inside of the house isn’t getting wet. When I spoke to my daughter in law she had checked over her house about the middle of the day and found a leak over granddaughter’s bed. My son and grandson were on top of the house patching their roof the last I heard. Our maintenance man said some leaks have been reported in these apartments but since apartments are over our heads we hope we won’t get wet.

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