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Old 09-21-09, 07:42 AM   #1
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Atlanta Commuters

Please tell me none of you actually rode in today.
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Old 09-21-09, 09:54 AM   #2
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No big deal, I've got fenders.
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Old 09-21-09, 11:04 AM   #3
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I was commuting on the MUP one time. There is a part that always floods when it rains. The water came up to the fork! I got halfway through and turned around.
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Old 09-21-09, 06:42 PM   #4
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I rode Saturday, but I won't be commuting until Wednesday.
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Old 09-21-09, 08:01 PM   #5
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I saw in the news where areas north of Atlanta had up to 15" over the weekend and Monday. We've had plenty of rain in western NC as well (it's raining right now) but nothing like that. I think it was Cobb Co. that showed water up to the rooftops and cars completely submerged. I really feel for those people, they lost everything.
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Old 09-21-09, 09:12 PM   #6
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In the piedmont hospital area at the base of cardiac hill sitting here praying the water doesn't rise another inch. It's literally at my door. Spent all evening moving the contents of my townhome upstairs. On the upside it will make things easier when moving to Boston in a few weeks. If the rain gets in I'm screwed as the new tenants will likely bail and I'll have a mortgage and rent. On topic I had to grab a ride home in a hurry when I saw peachtree creek at 15ft over flood stage. Neighbors closer to the creek are under water and some are floating out on canoes and kayaks.
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Old 09-22-09, 06:42 AM   #7
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I walked yesterday. water up to my knees in some places. osoloco has me beat there...
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Old 09-22-09, 04:30 PM   #8
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Don't recall any water events of this scale during the 8 yrs I lived in Atlanta 25 years ago.
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Don't recall any water events of this scale during the 8 yrs I lived in Atlanta 25 years ago.
yep, its usually just Nancy creek or similar flooding...this one was massive. Not as bad as NOLA, but still bad. Estimates are $250M USD in damages and so far 8 people have died. Hope all here are staying safe and out of this mess.
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5 bikes in the basement...about 6 inches of water. we were lucky.
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