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Atlanta Flood of 2009 "Worst in Recorded History!" Douglasville. Ga. Claims It's Latest 6 Dead Vi...

There are 31 comments on the Associated Content story from Oct 1, 2009, titled Atlanta Flood of 2009 "Worst in Recorded History!" Douglasville. Ga. Claims It's Latest 6 Dead Vi.... In it, Associated Content reports that:

Beautiful Douglasville in Metro-Atlanta Ga., was recorded as receiving the highest amount of nearly eighteen inches of continuous historic "pounding" rainfall within a period of 24 hours on September 20-21, 2009 overnight with also the highest amount of tragic recorded six drowning deaths during this unusual "tropical effect" rain-storm that ...

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shorty

Douglasville, GA

#1 Oct 1, 2009
ughh itss soo sadd :/
veledran

Dallas, GA

#2 Oct 1, 2009
shorty wrote:
ughh itss soo sadd :/
I'm surprised at how little coverage it got on national news.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#3 Oct 1, 2009
Everyone I have talked to said they had not seen anything like the flood we just had.I certanly have neve seen anything like it in my lifetime.It will be a mighty long time before our road here in Douglaville are opened again,and it is hard to go anywhere still,because of closed roads.The worst most devistating is the people who lost their lifes and drownded in this deep water we had.My prayers go out to all of you who lost someone near and dear to you during this flood.
Obama mama

Acworth, GA

#4 Oct 1, 2009
Hey Obama, where's our card with $2000 on it?
MalinoisMom

AOL

#5 Oct 1, 2009
Obama mama wrote:
Hey Obama, where's our card with $2000 on it?
It was a $2,000 debit card? Heck, I thought it was ONLY $1500 and I've been checking the mail daily for mine. Guess I need to put in another request...as they must have over-looked sending mine because I didn't ask for enough. LOL!
Gene K

Bogart, GA

#6 Oct 3, 2009
"Heck" if you thought that was bad? One of my co-worker's young sons lost his best friend during this Douglasville flood and drowned?
GLH

Reedley, CA

#7 Oct 3, 2009
I own a second home in Austell, my cousin lived in the home at the time of flood. I was going to move their when I retired in one year. Nobody will help me because I did not live in the home, I live in another state at the time of the flood. Why does that matter I still have to pay the payment, the house is still 100% destroyed. I just have to walk away and loose the house. I cant afford to fix it. No insurance no FEMA help and I cant pay a loan on an empty house. its not fair that FEMA will not help my house.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#8 Oct 3, 2009
If you are making payments - that would assume a bank loan. Last I checked - banks required homeowners insurance on a property or they could call the loan.

But regardless - you made the decision to not insure your home, now you will have to accept the consequences.

So either you are full of it, or you aren't telling the whole story here.
GLH wrote:
I own a second home in Austell, my cousin lived in the home at the time of flood. I was going to move their when I retired in one year. Nobody will help me because I did not live in the home, I live in another state at the time of the flood. Why does that matter I still have to pay the payment, the house is still 100% destroyed. I just have to walk away and loose the house. I cant afford to fix it. No insurance no FEMA help and I cant pay a loan on an empty house. its not fair that FEMA will not help my house.
Surely Shirley

Lithia Springs, GA

#9 Oct 3, 2009
GAPatriot65 wrote:
If you are making payments - that would assume a bank loan. Last I checked - banks required homeowners insurance on a property or they could call the loan.
But regardless - you made the decision to not insure your home, now you will have to accept the consequences.
So either you are full of it, or you aren't telling the whole story here.
<quoted text>
Or homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods if the home is not in the 100-year flood plain.(This was a 500-year event.)
jack

Marietta, GA

#10 Oct 3, 2009
GLH wrote:
I own a second home in Austell, my cousin lived in the home at the time of flood. I was going to move their when I retired in one year. Nobody will help me because I did not live in the home, I live in another state at the time of the flood. Why does that matter I still have to pay the payment, the house is still 100% destroyed. I just have to walk away and loose the house. I cant afford to fix it. No insurance no FEMA help and I cant pay a loan on an empty house. its not fair that FEMA will not help my house.
thats what they sell insurance for.
Gene K

Bogart, GA

#11 Oct 3, 2009
Has anybody read this full article yet? It's really sad about Douglasville, ga.. We were lucky with no flooding or deaths here in West Cobb County.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#12 Oct 4, 2009
I was so shocked to see all that water.I did think about the people who were in Katrina,and I was so afraid more bodies would be found here.We gave for Katrina,But did not really understand that very much untill,I saw all that flooding that we had.A dear lady friend of mine lost a grandson.I am so sorry for the loss of these lifes.But then I am thankfull that they did not have to count bodies in the large amounts,like in New Orlean.Maybe because of Katrina more people here left their flooded homes when they needed to.
PaulH

Acworth, GA

#13 Oct 5, 2009
This was Georgia's version of Katrina. Hopefully this won't happen again for a long time to come. Per the news, there are over 100 people still in the shelter with nowhere to go...that's a shame.
mike

Douglasville, GA

#14 Oct 5, 2009
I believe this flood was comparable more to the flood in Albany, Ga. about ten years or so ago. Went down to help, took a wrong turn and almost drove off into a lake that used to be a rather large neighborhood. It was amazing!


And Sandra, I love you, and I don't say much about misspellings and such, but if you use the word "drownded" again, I just might be forced to say something bad about you. Please!!!
The worst most devistating is the people who lost their lifes and drownded in this deep water we had.My prayers go out to all of you who lost someone near and dear to you during this flood.
MalinoisMom

AOL

#15 Oct 5, 2009
mike wrote:
I believe this flood was comparable more to the flood in Albany, Ga. about ten years or so ago. Went down to help, took a wrong turn and almost drove off into a lake that used to be a rather large neighborhood. It was amazing!....
1994, Mike. I was down there helping out, too. Coffins were everywhere. Sooo sad, as they didn't know who's loved ones were in most of the coffins. At least we didn't have that situation here...that I heard about.
MalinoisMom

AOL

#16 Oct 5, 2009
Wait...I think it was 1995, now that I'm thiking more about it. Wasn't it '95, Mike?
Crabapple

Lithonia, GA

#17 Oct 5, 2009
Ok, I hate to interject here but the word "drownded" is a widely used word in the English language whether you think it is correct or not. If you search the term on Google you will find many entries across the English speaking world where that word is used. Here's a good example of it being used in a song ...
http://neddy.blogsome.com/2006/05/30/o-mary-d...

It may be regional in its usage, but it is a widely used term. Sandra, you can speak of the drownded victims in here all you want. They won't mind.

This has been a filmways presentation.
MalinoisMom

AOL

#18 Oct 5, 2009
Crabapple wrote:
....This has been a filmways presentation.
Hershey bars or popcorn, anyone?(Just ribbing you, Crab.)
mike

Douglasville, GA

#19 Oct 5, 2009
Okay Crabs, irregardless of the fact the word "drownded" is found on google, it's not a proper word... irregardless of that..., see?
Crabapple

Lithonia, GA

#20 Oct 5, 2009
Just tell me one thing, Mike. Is the dictionary you are using flammible or inflammible?
Where I grew up, people skyed up to the store, bought a yellow dope and a moon pie, put them in a poke and cruised back to the crib, that is, if they didn't run into a duck drownder or a gulley washer on the way home. To see that Time magazine uses such terms, go to http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...

For more information on Sandra's colloquialisms, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloquialism

That's 'bout it for now.
Crabby

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