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  posted on 7/5/2014 at 07:23 AM
Yep, when I woke up on July 4th it was 63 degreesoutside, In Macon, Ga even.
But, then again it could be worse.
Twenty years ago was the Flood of 94. Tropical storm Alberto stalled over the Middle Georgia area and dumped as much as 27 inches of rain in some areas, but no less that 15 throughout the region.
The Ocmulgee and Flint Rivers overflowed and flooded out entire towns. Macon was cut off from any road traffic since all roads coming into, and out of Macon were blocked by floodwater.
Creeks that were normally just trickles of water rose several feet during that week causing many dams to break, eroded banks under bridges, and washed away many of the back roads people were thinking of trying to get out of Macon with.
To give you an idea of how high the water got in the Ocmulgee, flood stage is 18 feet, at it's height in 1994 the river level was 35 feet 4 inches.
Of course Macon wasn't the only area effected. All down the Ocmulgee and the Flint were disaster areas. Albany was hit very hard since the land is fairly level in that part of the state.
Like I said before, several small towns close to large creeks were actually under water with just rooftops showing. Churches with cemeteries in low lying areas had caskets come up out of the ground and float downstream.

Even though the area was flooded, Macon had no drinking water, the plant that supplied us with water was itself underwater, for the second time in five years.

Google Flood of 94 and go to macon.com Go down the page to Images from the Flood of 94 and check out the photo gallery.

 

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  posted on 7/6/2014 at 07:33 PM
Anybody got any photos to share, please post.

 

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