It is still raining, but not as harsh as it did yesterday. The scenery around us was of gushing water from everywhere. The heavens had no mercy and just kept dumping all this water on us. We personally have suffered only a leak in the roof, others were not that lucky. This flood claimed a woman's life in my county, but Atlanta lost 6 lives all together thus far, (although some reports speak of 8 people having died), not to mention the numerous people/children still missing. Our governor has declared 17 counties State of Emergency, and our county is one of them. Yesterday, roads and highways have been closed, schools have been canceled which is repeated today. As you all know, I live right by Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River, but I haven't been out to assess the damage myself. The lake has collected quite the water (so the local news reporter stated) and the river has spilled over in various areas. The Yellow River also had a tough time holding in its water and finally broke under the pressure. Somebody come and clean up this mess!! Let's see what today brings.. hopefully no more lives will be claimed.
Update: The sun came out and we are enjoying a pretty blue sky. I've decided to use this window of opportunity to pack up the girls and go to the lake and river to see how our lovely storm wrestled with them. What I saw was nothing far removed from beautiful. The water level is high, but that's no wonder after what came down for the entire last 8 days. Don't be fooled by those pictures I took today though.. the rest of the city looks in pretty bad shape.