Due to the heavy rains that began on September 19, three days the water level in the states of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee rose to 38-50 cm. Flood flooded natural and man-made system. Heavy downpours turned streams into rivers that flooded everything in the neighborhood, washed away roads and caused, at least nine deaths. The damage is estimated at $ 250 million. Land clearing has just begun. Georgia Gov. Perdue Sony announced that President Barack Obama issued a formal notice of federal disaster for the residents of the five districts affected by the floods. Collected here are photos taken mostly in Atlanta, Georgia.
1. The girl threw her flooded car on the street I-85 South near Lilburn, GA, when part of the highway just went under water during the peak hour on Monday 21 September, 2009. (AP Photo / The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)
2. Fans are under heavy rain before the postponed match between the teams «Auburn Tigers» and «West Virginia Mountaineers» at the stadium Jordan-Hare September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)
3. Residents watch the water level, going through a flooded road in their area, flooded due to heavy rains in Lawrenceville, GA, September 22, 2009. (REUTERS / Tami Chappell)