Parts of four major interstates in Atlanta were closed by flooding Tuesday morning, and emergency officials warned people not to drive unless it was absolutely necessary.
Northwest of downtown Atlanta in Vinings, muddy water rose from the Chattahoochee River and flooded into the parking lot of the high-end restaurant Canoe. The waters rose into businesses, some of which were nearly half full of water. In the parking lot, water almost covered cars.
Down the road in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, near Nancy Creek, multimillion-dollar homes were flooded. New Corvettes, BMWs and Lexuses sat submerged as residents banded together to try to push them out of the rising water.
Near Marietta, northwest of Atlanta, a flooded bridge blocked the only road out of a residential area surrounded by a national park and the Chattahoochee River. Two buses picked up elementary schoolchildren Monday morning, but flooding prevented them from picking up older students later, and the buses couldn't return with the first batch in the afternoon, said iReporter Pritam Jaipuriar, who lives there.
How are you guys making out down there? The news yesterday and today is making it sound like it's chaos down there..