Lake Lanier Water Levels Rising, Georgia Flooding Becoming a Threat

September 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

lake lanier Lake Lanier Water Levels Rising, Georgia Flooding Becoming a Threat

Lake Lanier

With massive amounts of rain on Sunday and last night, things have gone from bad to worse in Northern Georgia where serious flooding have taken two lives already and caused serious damage. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is keeping an eye on Lake Lanier where the water levels have risen four inches since Saturday – although not a risk for the moment, with several feet below full pool.

On Monday morning, the Northern Georgia floods have killed an as-yet-unidentified woman. While driving on Lawrenceville Highway in Gwinnett County, the whirling waters swept her off the road and strained her under water. Another man in Douglas County was found into a flooded river, downstream from the place his car was cleared from the road.

Schools and businesses near the Atlanta metro area Gwinnett, Douglas, Carroll and Paulding counties, have been closed. Let’s hope for less rain …