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Upstream a few miles

I saw some Facebook pics of East Cobb park that were stunning. Warren was at a party Saturday at the pavilion that is nearly covered in these shots. Sope Creek, a few miles upstream from us:

East Cobb Park is going to be needing our money again.

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The power of water

Sharing someone else’s video I saw via Facebook, of beautiful Sope Creek at the Paper Mill bridge:

When all this is gone, think of this video when you look at the way the rocks are carved in the creekbed, and the way the trees grow at the edge of the water, and the way the landscape drops so steeply to the creek. The beautiful hills in our neighborhood are the result of being so close to the bottom of the watershed here where Sope Creek meets the river.

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Three more from Butler

See the bench behind Ben the hula master?

See the bench behind Ben the hula master?

Jenkins bench, 4:46 pm 9/21

Jenkins bench, 4:46 pm 9/21

5:36 pm.

5:36 pm.

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Six feet high and rising

Sope Creek at the Paper Mill bridge. That's Ellie

Sope Creek at the Paper Mill bridge. That's Ellie

And then it got worse. After Tom and I took pics this afternoon, the rain slacked up some but the water really started rising. Sope Creek runs through our very hilly neighborhood just before it meets the Chattahoochee, carrying all the runoff from streets and neighborhoods to the north and east of us.

There are probably a dozen seriously flooded houses here in the ‘hood — the creek just came on in their houses. That’s not including about every other house that has a flooded basement just from so much rain.

This evening, while it wasn’t raining, everyone was out walking and gawking with the firetrucks and rescue crews. Many pics here lifted from Dave, Frieda, Perry, Geri and Amy.

Twitter was blazing with amazing shots of downtown like the one above, and of Buckhead, where Peachtree Creek did its flooding thing like it never has before.

This is at the Andy Young International/Freedom Parkway overpass, on the north side of the Connector looking south:

According to the Weather Channel, it’s going to pour down rain again late tonight and early tomorrow morning. And good lord, is that system I see on the radar back in MO and AR coming our way, too?

No school tomorrow. Sleepover tonight.

No school tomorrow. Sleepover tonight.

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Five feet high and rising

This is just crazy. The radar looks like we’ve got hours more of it ahead of us after a little break in the downpour to clear the streets. Whoever heard of school being closed for rain?

Tom and Cubbie and I took a little tour of Sope Creek’s path through the ‘hood. Wish I could have made it over to the bridge at Paper Mill for what I’m sure is a spectacular view, but the road has been closed there since this morning.

My mother is a fish.

My mother is a fish.

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