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Flooding in Georgia, USA

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Georgia, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
22/09/2009
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Georgia Emergency Management
Project Management:
School of Civil Engineering Purdue University

Description of the event

Severe flooding in north Georgia has killed so far seven people, submerged homes, knocked out power and turned streams into rivers.
Some interstate highways through Atlanta and hundreds of side roads are closed due to damage from the floods or high water still covering them.