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September 21st, 2009
06:02 PM ET

Soaked

Parts of Atlanta are under water.  Pictures e-mailed to us from friends and coworkers showed rivers with mailboxes sticking out of them - in other words, streets - or at least what were streets before the rain hit.  There wasn't a break last night when it wasn't hammering my roof or thunder wasn't rattling my windows.

It isn't a hurricane - just a continuous line of storms, one after the other, dragging across northwest Georgia, drenching the counties in their path.  (Our Web producer, Jeff, couldn't get into work today without a boat.  He doesn't have a boat.  He's working from home as I type.)

So as we cope with closed roads, closed schools, and water everywhere, we'd like to ask those of you who've encountered severe weather:  What advice do you have for people who are soaked in the Southeast?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (199 Responses)
  1. Elizabeth

    I suggest staying under cover at all times.

    September 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  2. Drew

    I am not surprised I live n Tennessee which is just north of Atlanta it has rained alot lately.So I hope no one gets injured and not have to much damage done to there homes.

    September 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  3. sarah

    I think that they should not mess with wether because it can effect another place in the world.

    September 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  4. Nikk

    It is sad how part of the world can actually get engulfed with water just from rain and part ocean water. I suggest to stay indoors, stock up on food, and help others that are stranded or need help outside.

    September 21, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  5. Rory

    I think people should stockpile resourses to make other things like boats to get to places where they can get more resources until the raining stops.

    September 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  6. Connor

    I would say get to high ground and be prepared with everything you might need.

    September 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  7. Chris

    Stay calm- The worst thing that you can do in a situation like this is panic!

    September 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  8. Amir

    My advice as a person who indured a flood while in vacation to Thailand is this; DO NOT STAY IN A BUILDING. Floating bath ducks, large sponge, you mom's sweat suit so long as it FLOATS grab to it and get out of the building. Make for high-security buildings or local hideouts. Plus, Carl if you are trapped inside CNN, you are lucky 'cause they built the building water-proof. The hotel I stayed with my foster parents were very weak and I remember hanging on to a log while the concierge made us to SWIM to a local fire department.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:46 am |
  9. isabella

    My idea is to get out of there move some where else some where not so wet.

    September 22, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  10. Kevin

    Never before have I encountered a storm like this, before the snowstorm at the beginning of the year, anyway. I live in Watkinsville, which is a bit south of Atlanta, and I was hit full on by the snow storm, and I'm getting caught in the shock of the rainstorms. We lost power for two days during the snow storm. I'd suggest to stay indoors at all times and not drive around anywhere unless it's absolutley necessary.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  11. sarah

    Though these storms are very bad and terrential, I lived in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. This is a minor thing compared to the flooding that took place four years ago there. But now that I live in Georgia and these storms are hitting we just have to be prepared for the flooding to increase.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  12. E.O

    First, the world was on fire, now, its flooding. Remember the old song “rain, rain, go away, come again some other day,” well we could sing that now and it’d just go away for a little while and come back tomorrow. I guess it happened because I was doing my ancient Incan rain dance that I learned from my grandpa, who was born in Peru.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  13. Michael

    I live in northeast Georgia and we had a lot of rain the past couple of days. Our county never really got to the flooding part but everything is just wet. Our practice yesterday was cancelled because of the storms. But I would rather it be raining all the time then us be in a drought again. Besides, I kind of like the rain.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  14. Bree

    The best advice is to just watch the weather and see what might happen. Because you should always be safe just in case of a flood. So really you should have a place to where you can go if your house gets flooded. This way if there is a flood you will know where to go and what to do in the situation.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  15. Sarah

    The only thing that you can really say is to be careful and drive safely. Do not act like an idiot just because there is rain and there is lots of it. Although another thing that you can do is to stay alert and get out when you can. Listen to the firefighters they know what they are talking about. You can replace things in your house. Although I would move things that can’t be replaced up stairs if I had an upstairs.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  16. Preston

    I went to new Orleans and you no how there is a lot of hurricanes there and what we did we just stayed under cover and got as far away as we can from the flood. Even though it looks cool to swim in the rapids there can be very dangerous to swim in.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  17. Nick

    I live in Georgia and I know people who lived in some of the worst areas that it occurred in. I would advise them to be aware of what is going on, stay informed, and be cautious. I also would suggest that they should find high ground and shelter, because although something may look harmless, it can be deadly.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  18. K

    I guess you should just stay indoors and the storms should be over soon.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  19. Brandon

    Well I live in Athens which is not too far from Atlanta and we have gotten our fair share of rain. Hey rain is fun to play in the puddles and everything but stuff like that you got to be careful of all the overflowing water going all around.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  20. toria

    my dad works in the Atlanta area, and he did not make it home until around 9o'clock due to the flooding. so i took over his usual duties when he comes home from work, such as cooking dinner and getting my younger brother ready for bed. so my advice is not to panic, but be as helpful as possible in such an inconvenient situation.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  21. leo

    Well think all of your actions before doing that, think if I do this will anything be any better? What I mean by that is like let's say your one of the people and your houses is flooded get everyone to safty and try to help others out. Do not panic more bad then good will come from that.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  22. Cal

    I live in Georgia and it has not stopped for about 4 days now. It can be dangerous but it is also fun, the constant rain made about a 5 foot deep "lake" in my neighborhood and we rode scooters into it. But yeah it can also be dangerous so everybody stay save and GO DAWGS

    September 22, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  23. ak(:

    i haven't every really been in severe down pours or snow fall because i actually live here in georgia. we rarely have massive rain storms one after another, but i guess the only advice i can give is to stay inside away from the rain and maybe look into getting a boat. but this rain will end eventually; just wait it out.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  24. Amy

    What you can do is relax and just wait it out there's nothing much you can do about it. Take caution at times like these and try to protect yourself.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  25. JAVI

    TO GET A BOAT AN STAY IN DOORS AN OUT OF THE RAIN

    September 22, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  26. Kara

    You should plan for the worst and hope for the best in any situation that you may be in. I would try to stay high up in your house and stay as calm as possible the storms will not last forever. I would also say to stay home and not try to go out when there is severe flooding it can only mean bad things. Some things you can't control weather being one.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  27. howard

    i think u might want to stay in your house an not come out until the rain stops i would any way i disagree i have never been soaked before i hope people in the southeast hold on strong an not give up anything i know what its like to have something taking away from u it is not fun for those people

    September 22, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  28. Renee

    Personally, I have never been in the situation to where I couldn't get out of my house, but in the same situation, I kinda know what your going through, and I would be the first to tell you not to stick around...
    Staying their in the rain will not only put you in harms way, but may also get you sick... you're constantly sitting in dirty water, and surrounding your self in an unsafe environment. I also believe the best thing to do, is gather up all your personal belongings, such as pictures, important papers, etc. put them in a plastic bag and get the heck out of their. Make sure you have food and water, but make sure you LEAVE!!!!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  29. diego

    stay in your house and don't cross flooded roads

    September 22, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  30. paul

    I advise people to stay calm and stay on there roof tops. Bring some food pop and maybe an umbrella and and enjoy the sun.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  31. Brooklyn

    Just be calm dont paniccc!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  32. Brooklyn

    Hurricans are rough but you should always not worry and no panicing!Floods are hard but just stay inside

    September 22, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  33. Brandon

    I would tell people to stay calm and don't panic. The worst you could is panic. The floods will go away eventually.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  34. andrew

    the best thing to do is relax and not panic the flood will go away sooner or later.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  35. Miguel

    What I would do was lay in my bed the hole day or watch T.V.You can do what you like to do read a book maybe I don't know.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  36. alan

    what i did when they closed down the school for a week i was stuck in my house cuz ashes were falling and i staid home plaing video games watching tv eating sleping but i could not stand being in my house traped doing nothing so just try to do something that really gets your attention.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  37. Jack

    What i would do is go one day to the store with an unbrella and a lot of clothes so you don't get wet and buy all the food you need for a week or 2 weeks. I suggest you do that because if you go out when its raining there can be accidents and people can get sick. So everyone that reads this just stay home.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  38. Bryce

    Just be careful and if you have a family play some board games.You have family time while your stuck in the house or sit down light the fireplace keep yourself warm, make yourself hot chocolate and watch tv as a family or watch a movie just take care of each other.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  39. René

    My advice to the kids in Southeastern US is that they should relax drink warm liquids and and watch TV or something. However, you should be alert about the floods outside your house and if they get severe alert your parents.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  40. Gilberto

    What you have to do is to go find a place that is higher than a house and make sure you stay in side to make sure that you are safe.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  41. Xavier

    My advice to you is to stay calm and relax. The rain is going to stop and the streets are going to clear. Be with your family play board games and before you know it the rain is going to be clear.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  42. Jonathan

    in the past that has happen to me but instead of being rain it was ashes. I know that rain is worst just stay in your house and stay calm. Then if it's flood then go to high grounds and stay in a house.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  43. SHAQ

    Stay calm and try to always were a jacket or a sweater. Try to stay indoors and for kids:Board games would help.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:18 am |
  44. Irad

    I suggest you don't play out side so that you don't get sick. And so that you don't get bored you can call your friends and talk to them about how this is affecting them.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  45. Isaac

    Well I suggest for everybody to stay home because if you go outside you will probably get drenched with water. Maybe you will need something to eat so you mom or dad would probably go buy some groceries. You would also probably want to stay warm in bed drinking a hot chocolate. Also stay as warm as you can all times because it must be super cold!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  46. Benjamin

    I with the best of luck to those of you who are affected by this, and to listen to everything authorities have to say. listening for directions can save your life. Also, stay calm and don't make irrational decisions..

    September 22, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  47. jose

    if I was in your situation I will stay in the roof, or if I was to have a boat I will get on it to live. and if you are out of school because it was not good to go to school with the hole city flooded.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  48. Insanekid

    You should attempt evacuation to reduce your odds of get seriously hurt by that deluge!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  49. Anthony

    I'll suggest staying in there home and not go outside. They should be safe in there house the worst thing to do in this situation is panic so just stay calm.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  50. Anonymous

    Just to follow every single instruction from the community helpers such as firefighters.Not to panic about the situation and cooperate.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  51. Jair

    To stay out of the water as much as possible.and if it gets real crazy go to a near by shelter.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  52. rub3n

    i suggest that you do not go outside without anybody else knowing so and to be very cautious when you do go outside. and to get lots of warmth and heat you dont want to freeze till death.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  53. rub3n

    STAY INSIDEE!!!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  54. Victor

    Just to follow instructions from community helpers such as firefighters.To not panic about the situation and cooperate.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  55. Hector

    I think that they should stay calm and dont panic and let the police do there job.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  56. Emigdio

    What I suggest when this is happening is to stay calm and get food for your family because you do not know how long that is going to be.So do not panic and good luck with all the weather and the floods.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  57. colin

    i think that the kids shouls stay home from school until all the water is gone not just some of it and first i think that they should find exactly where it came from ya it was coming from the southeast but exactly where and what from

    September 22, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  58. christopher

    contact 311 if water has entered your house but only if it just barely crept in and not immediately a threat, if it is then call 911. I suggest that everybody should be prepared for the worst so they could be ready for any thing. And lastly I suggest that every one be ready to evacuate because it will hit every body.(P.S. Drew the storm is heading north)

    September 22, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  59. Cristian

    Well I haven't been in a severe storm, but I do know that you need to stay calm and you need to already now how to swim. If you already know, you will have an advantage, but its not going to help you that much. I highly suggest to stay inside and being prepared if the flood gets worse.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  60. zach

    that really stinks for them. i have friends that live in Atl and in Tenn and they are texting me with hourly updates on how much rain they are getting. it is a really good idea for everybody to stay under cover o;r inside as much as possible.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  61. D∂▼ΪD©

    Stay calm and think about buying a boat. Either move away if you don't like getting flooded or buy a boat.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  62. Pedro

    I have never been in an actual flood, so I cant really say that I have any experience with that. I can say though that whoever is over there should stay dry and keep as warm as possible. Also you should keep extra food and supplies around in case it happens again.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  63. Victor

    Just to follow instructions by the community helpers such as firefighters. Not to panic about the situation and cooperate.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  64. jasmine

    My advise for the very wet people is to get up high and stay out of the way of hevy curents.We need to help the ones that need it most by suplying them with food and fresh water....

    September 22, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  65. Ramon

    I suggest that everybody should go somewhere safe and stay indoors.Everybody should stay indoors and remain calm until it clears.Everybody should just stay calm and don't panic

    September 22, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  66. zack

    Stay safe

    September 22, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  67. Belle

    I in GA, and it sucks all thw storms and junk, but my advice to other people is to just relax and enjoy the days you have off becasue of the rain, think of the good, and not the bad the rain is brinnging!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  68. Jacob

    I live in Athens, GA, so I'm kind of close to all the flooding. The worst thing that you could do if your house started to flood would be to stay inside. You should go upstairs and climb out of a window onto the roof and wait for help.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  69. Syera

    I think that people should evacuate from there houses so that that don’t get hurt or something goes wrong. It is way to much rain for this long time that its been raining. Maybe people should just cover up their houses with a really big tarp or something like that.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  70. Alex

    I have experienced severe weather before, but never like this. My advice is to make sure everything is boarded up and protected. Don't fret and stay calm. Flooding is bad, but whatever you do, don't panic.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  71. Austin

    I live in Athens, GA, so ive experienced some of this rain but nothin as bad as atlanta. During times like this id advise everyone to stay inside for as long as possible until all this pass through.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  72. Teat

    Well I think people need to start getting out there boats and drive in the flood.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  73. Anonymous

    Some advice is to drive very carfully if you have to get behind the wheel of a car. Watch where you are going and be carefully because you never know when you are going to be swept away by a tidlewave.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  74. Andres

    I have lived here in Georgia for about 6 years and it’s the first time I see such severe flooding. Back in the day I used to live in my native town in Colombia. Floods down there happen quite frequently, and they’re not very fun. Hopefully the storms will move away and let the people have some peace in mind.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  75. Draco

    One day when I was like 6 there was a torneado in out neighborhood. So we had to go to out little shelter. Well I had to go save to my kitty because I had just gotten her and I loved her. So I excaped from my moms grip and went outside. I ran to the house and got my kitty. When all of a sudden the tordeado was about 50 deet from me. So there I was like legit, about to die and this ghust of wind blew me and my kitty to the shelter. Cheya it was a sight to see. But don’t ever do that.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  76. Tripp

    Stay home, and don’t panic! Don’t attempt to drive out in the rain, and do not attempt to cross any moving water, it could be deeper that you think. And if your house begins to flood, talk preventative measures to stop the flooding, use a wet-vacuum to dry up the water, and/or put down a drying substance. And lastly, don’t lose faith, the rain is going to eventually stop!

    September 22, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  77. jeremy

    I feel bad that some people are going through floods. Ive never had to go through something that horrible. I will keep them in my prayers. And hope everything works its own little way out !

    September 22, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  78. william

    I am an agriculture student. It has rained so much that the Ag Department has tried at least three different methods to keep the rain away. My recommendation is if you have farm animals, drive to school early, feed them, then drive home, shower and then go back to school for a regular school day but without mud on your boots or jeans.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  79. Auston

    I think that the rain is a good thing the flooding is just one of those things that you gotta take the bad with the good.i think evreybody should try to be as safe as posible until the rain passes over.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  80. Katie

    I know we need the rain since we’ve been in a drought for many years now, but this is ridicules. I am very thankful that my house is not running over with water like others in Gwinnett, but I do have many softball games to make up. I encourage other families in need to stay strong and realize that you can always build a boat. (noahs arc)

    September 22, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  81. Janai

    Just go stay at a friend or families house, Be prepared for the worst, and be aware of your surroundings.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  82. Jess

    grap what you need, food, clean water, clothes, and put anything inportant up in the highest place as you can and get out before four days or else there might be no exits

    September 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  83. Greg

    If you live in at a low elivation don't expect it not to flood. People that decide to live in a dich get upset when it floods......... you live ina bowl it's goning to fill eventually.

    September 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  84. Darren

    I would say that they need to listen to any service announcements about flash floods and to keep everything under control

    September 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  85. Adolfo

    I feel sorry about people in storms because it tough to rebulid

    September 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  86. Nicholas

    I would stay inside and get as high as possible. Make sure you stay warm or you will get very cold very fast in the water.

    September 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  87. anthony

    i think its ok

    September 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  88. Alice

    Stay calm. Do not drive when the water is too high, or its raining too hard. Be very careful when you are driving around.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  89. Zack

    I've never really been in really severe weather before, so i don't really know what to say for words of encouragement, but if it were me i would just pray and try to stay positive

    September 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  90. Max

    I am one of those people but thankfully I don't have to worry about the huge puddles. I would stay inside, away from the major puddles, and if my house was flooded then i would move everything as high up in your house as possible and stay up there, never go into the water because you don't know what is in the water and if there is a current underneath or not.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  91. Ale

    Stay inside and get as high as possible so the water doesn't reach you. Listen to the news because if it gets better or worse, the news will tell you. Do not PANIC!! Stay together, you and your family. I hope everything gets better.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  92. Alex

    Well, I live here in Georgia and where I am we haven’t been hit as hard as the northern parts but my advice would be to try and go around daily business as usual but take some detours to get there.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  93. KUMARRR

    Living in Oconee County, living in Oconee county, I was disappointed when we still had school today. Then I came to realize that my house was not under water and that I still had power and was dry. My heart goes out to people who are homeless or living in a waterlogged home right now. Hopefully the rain will subside and reparations can begin.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  94. Lana

    I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life and floods haven’t really ever been an issue, at least that I can remember. The flooding that is taking place now seems to be quite severe in some areas. You can’t really prevent a flood, you can only take safety precautions. Driving on roads with a sufficient amount of water on them would not be a very good idea. Hopefully the storms will pass soon.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  95. James

    I actually live in Athens Georgia and I am experiencing some flooding right now. My best advice to those who are getting the heavier flooding is to avoid driving and stay indoors but if necessary go to a higher ground position. Make sure that if you do drive that you do not drive through flooded road because it may look shallow but the quick current can sweep away the car easily. Also make sure that you stay indoors because debris such as glass and metal may be in the water and can possibly injury you. Just try your best to stay safe.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  96. Brandy

    I think the people in southwest Georgia should get out of that place. And you should have flood insurance. Hope it does not cost so much.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  97. Alayna

    I suggest to everyone to be on the lookout at all times..you never know when something can happen that didn't show up on the radar. It is very strange to me that all we are getting here in Georgia is rain i feel like it should be more, but it is a whole lot of rain. way too much for some ditches to handle...while driving by some roads the ditches on the side of the road are just flooded and there is nowhere for that water to go. it just keeps building up until the road gets flooded.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  98. Haley

    we have had a lot of rain these past days. i am glad we havent had a flood yet. i feel so bad for the other people that got their houses washed away. everything will come back to normal when the rain stops.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  99. Dreyiss

    I think that the people that is dealing with the floods need to go to higher ground and just pray that the lord well help them.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  100. Maurice

    To me there is really no way to get away from it. Except to evacuate from the area.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  101. Todd

    You guys are lucky you get rain, here in San Diego, all we get is heat and fire. I suggest that you guys build a bunch of wooden platforms for all the poor soaking kitties to get on, maybe add a few cat trees. Save the animals! Platforms for all!

    September 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  102. antwan

    i think that it is a horabe exspereance to take in but yall shuld be lucky u get rain and not fire

    September 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  103. kevin

    i think they should stay calm an they should be happy to have rain .

    September 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  104. jason

    If i have advice to give to the people that are soaked in the southeast it would be to stay safe and stay as dry as you can be. Try to find somewhere that might be dry land or if your in the water find something to float on and wait till you are rescued or try to save yourself.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  105. mathew

    Well try to find warmth and try to stay dry. Find as boat too.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  106. Joseph

    i think if they knew the flood was comeing they should of gone to another place to stay.

    September 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  107. Emma

    if it was flooding in my town i would try to leave the town as soon as posible you never know the flood can get much worse

    September 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  108. Josh

    What a terrible sight...I hope everyone is ok. This is a terrible thing, but it is a major wake-up call to some residents, to always keep an emergency supply kit.

    September 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  109. Nick

    If I were in Atlanta right now I would go to the highest altitude.

    September 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  110. Jonatan

    I live in miami florida and i have been in situations of really strong weathers with hurricanes years ago. This is something that hapends because of human nature, the best thing you can do is leave the area to a place where you can be secure, then come back and fix what u have to fix of your house and try to keep on leaving your normal life.
    Theres nothing much to do in this types of situatios you just have to wait till the water leave. After this happends file a complane to ur county saying why is this happening and also get a litigation lawyer to cover all your house dameges.

    September 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  111. mip

    Don't worry don't panic everything will be all right!Your local fire department and police have it all planed out. Soon your flood will vanish and be gone forever.

    September 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  112. Hunter

    I suggest staying calm. Losing your cool during a bad situation isn't good. By the way, look at Six Flags Over Georgia! Most of it underwater, such as the Scream Machine! Very horrible rains, and I'm glad to be in the area of Georgia hardly being affected.

    September 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  113. noelle

    well i have never seen that bad of a storm but i watch cnn ctudent news every other day in my social studies class and we have seen this on it and our whole class was just shocked to see that happen its amazing how much weather can damage a town or a car or anything for that matter i just wanted to say that hopefully this will all be over with and that i hope nobody gets hurt!!! i want to wish you guys the best of luck and to help one another out with this hard time in life!!<3

    September 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  114. Carrie and Eli

    That is horrible!
    Carl Azuz to the rescue!
    Hey, Carl, Did you get a haircut?

    September 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  115. Daniel

    This was so incredible.
    I haven't seen a just rain flooding almost multiple states.
    Once i saw this, i was so shocked by it.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:55 am |
  116. Vikki

    I've never been in a flood, but some advice I would give them would be to not give up hope. And to look at the bright side. Like no school for the kids. But a lot of the people were saved, and that is really good news! I can only imagine what it's like for them to be in a flood. I hope that they everything turns out ok.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  117. Jacqueline

    i think the storm is really dangerous....... So if i were the people who is drowning just about now use anything you have that floats and put the litttle ones on it first then pets then u. You have to think of others first before u.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:13 am |
  118. Jake

    I would tell someone that is in a flood, to get onto high ground that way they don’t get sucked into the current.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  119. Danny

    I think it was a very, very sad event. Two people were riding on blow up matrisses. Every one suffered from this sad event!

    September 23, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  120. Sivana

    WOW! i never thoughtthat much water would occur and damage that many people. I also feel bad for the people who lost family members or friends,homes,and other belongings that were important.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  121. Rebekah

    I think that what the coch and the team and even the other team did for the boy was soooooooooo nice. But even though if they LET him get a touch down, I wonder does he ever wished he could get a touch down without people letting him. but i think it was really sweeeeeeeeeeettttttt!

    September 23, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  122. Zoee

    I find it terrific and very nice that they did that. i would have done that too.

    September 23, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  123. Frances

    wow. i dont know what to say. Ive never been in that kind of situation and really dont want to be . i say just hope and pray that you can get through this. Good luck to anyone and everyone thats going through that kind of situation.

    September 23, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  124. kayla

    All i can say and suggest is that they stay high up, stock up on what they can, help others if they can, and also be as consertive as they can. keep your head up guys!

    September 23, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  125. Stephen

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    It was incredible to see that kind of flooding! When I saw the fire truck under water it stunned me ,but when I saw the two guys using their beds as boats it cracked me up.That flood was sure something.

    September 23, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  126. Stephen

    It was incredible to see that kind of flooding! When I saw the fire truck under water it stunned me ,but when I saw the two guys using their beds as boats it cracked me up.That flood was sure something.

    September 23, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  127. Bella

    Well, it dipends if you see water jumping on the street you should call for help as soon as you know your in danger. If you have family maybe who has a boat or some type of plan to save you you should ask them to keep a phone in case you need help when you notice you might need help. i would never want to be in a situation when i have water in my bedroom and i feel extremely sorry for all the people in the Southeast who had to leave there family treasures and all their stuff behind it is a tragedy. sorry

    September 23, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  128. Sarah :)

    OMg!

    September 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  129. JOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I SAY WE ALL DRIVE TO ALANTA AND HELP SAVE PEOPLE!!!! Oh we also can get out of school!! 🙂

    September 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  130. Taylor

    I personaly thinkl it was nice of the team that was Winning to let the child to score a touchdown alhough, the child might hear the news and get his feelings hurt. I think it was great that he was able to play in the first place.

    September 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  131. naticia

    I would give up the game and let the kid that has disablities win the game point cause that is his dream and you should make him happy 🙂 .......... 😛 ( naticia *)

    September 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  132. Bailey

    i live in Kansas and it has been raining A LOT lately!
    It wouldn't be hard to believe because almost every time it rains down here it floods somewhere else!
    P.S. ALWAYS REMEMBERING THE FLOOD OF 2007 IN INDEPENDENCE KANSAS!!

    September 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  133. Nick

    If I were in atlanta right now I would run and try to get out of the city if I were there.

    September 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  134. Jill

    I feel very lucky that my home town is not flooded. When I read a story about a little boy that was killed in the flood, I wanted to cry.SO I THINK WE SHOULD GO IN ATLANTA AND HELP!They helpde my town when a tornato hit so I think we should retern the favor.

    September 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  135. MIKELL

    Advice i have for people soaked in the southeast is be safe and don't be stressing if you lost things. You just have to thank God you are still living because some people could have drowned in that flood of water. I know its a horrific accident but just stay strong and i know your city will be back in no time. Dont feel like your the only ones going through this because the people in New Orleans are still trying to recover. So just be safe and God Bless 🙂

    September 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  136. kaleb

    I think that alot of people losed almost everything in the flood they sould give money to ga to fixe it

    September 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  137. kaleb

    they sould do something about it.

    September 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  138. kaleb

    Yea the kids are missing alot of school they sould do something about it and they need to get to higher ground.

    September 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  139. kaleb

    the kids are happy to be out of school

    September 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  140. Reagan

    I think it is terrible what these people are going thru. I would not like to have to leave my home. I bet all the kids are missing their homes and wanting there own beds back. I would not like not knowing when I would be back in my own house again.

    September 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  141. kaleb

    not alot of people are dieing it has only taken 8 lives not as much as the wildfires.

    September 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  142. Reagan

    I have never been inn a storm or flood likr this. my advice to all kids who are in this storm is to get on a lot of warm clothes, take a lot of extra food food, and also take blankets to the top leval of your house. It would not be safe to go outside with what is going on.

    September 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  143. Catherine

    My advice for people soaked in the Southeast is to remain in their homes. Also, they should use only the supplies they really need and save food and other essentials since we don't know how long the rain will last. Moreover, I think that the government should get involved and help the people evacuate due to the fact that the rain is getting out of control and causig too much damage. Furthermore, I wish the people going through this horrible situation luck and i hope the rains stops.

    September 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  144. Kyle

    My advice as a Floridian and experiencing many flood problems with all the hurricanes we get every year is to first of all don't panic. Next you should get out of the building if it's flooding. Once you get out of the building try to make for higher ground any way you possibly can. If possible try to evacuate the area before the flooding gets to bad to leave your own house. A lot of people have already lost their homes, and lives from this flood, keep your spirits high, this hard time will pass.

    September 23, 2009 at 8:27 pm |
  145. sarah

    I think the amount of flooding in unbelievable because thats just so sad that people have to leave their homes behind and leave.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  146. Joey

    I advise that the people living in the flood sectors stay in their homes and if there home is under water, go to an area with a higher altitude that. Hopefully the people dealing with the inundation will not see any deluge for this epoch.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  147. Darcee=)

    just keep a smile on your face! moping wont help! get out there and try to help others youll get helped in return! =)

    September 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  148. Hossam

    The floods in Goergia are bad I have never seen that before.I feel sorry for the people that are living there.I think the people that are in Goergia should go some where else to survive.

    September 24, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  149. Jon

    I feel bad for the people who have nothing left from water

    September 24, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  150. Jaida

    I have never been in severe wether but i would say if there home is under going water go to a higher and visable place so if someone comes to save you they know you are alive and can come save you right away!!

    September 24, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  151. Katya

    My advice would be to stay home.

    September 24, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  152. Steve

    I would hope that friends and family could help out in a time of need.

    September 24, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  153. Steve

    I would say to the victims of the flood that they should have a plan with their friends and family before some disaster comes and messes things up.

    September 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  154. Richa

    I think people should try to drive there cars a little more careful. I think they have a hard time driving.

    September 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  155. sarah

    Stay com people in Atlanta your local fire deparment will soon come to save you.

    September 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  156. angelagh.

    I deffently fell really bad for the all the people who have been hit by the flood. I'm going to collect clothes so I can send it to the kids that don't have any.

    September 24, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  157. Andrew918

    I feel really bad, especially because CNN Student News HQ is in Atlanta. Just make sure you stay covered, and dry.

    September 25, 2009 at 8:59 am |
  158. Tim

    I was in a tornado in my home town. It was scary, but i had to keep calm.

    September 25, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  159. lauren

    I think its really amazing how much it rained and how they got three whole months worth of rain in three days.Its terrible that all those people lost their homes and belongings.

    September 25, 2009 at 9:16 am |
  160. maegan

    The floods in Georgia have gotten to the top of houses. Some guys were floating on air mattresses!!! In Six Flags some of the biggest roller coasters are flooded half way up the ride!!! I have never been to Six Flags , but if I ever do go I won't be going anytime soon!!!!!!

    September 25, 2009 at 9:22 am |
  161. myiah

    The floods in Georgia were all the way to the top of the biggest roller coaster in Georgia. A couple of people were on air mattresses, and putting their arms in the water to get out of it. If I came home and it was filled with alligators and snakes I wouldn't go in there would you? The floods also took more than 9 lives. that is what happened in georgia.

    September 25, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  162. Faustina

    Well i never had encountered severe weather but my advice to you is that you should continue blocking the water and you should bring all the food and water you need onto a small boat and stay there for now.

    September 25, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  163. Eva

    *ACK* help them! help them! HELP THEM!!! who cares what it is HELP THEM...poor people...leave the complicated stuff to the smart people 😛

    September 25, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  164. Sophia

    my best advice is that they check the roof and doors before there will be a disaster and you should protect your property. Also they should get lots of food and drinks before the disaster comes.

    September 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  165. Hope

    the advice that i would give them is that to just hang in there. since help is on their way, the people should just relax, and try to figure out what to do until they are safe.

    September 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  166. Anonymous

    I moved from Georgia my freshman year. I spent the majority of my schooling in Clayton County and Henry County schools. Even though I never had to live through severe flooding, I know what the non-stop rain is like and the kind of thunderstorms that Georgia has. I just wanted to let you guys know that I am praying for you. Hang in there, us Georgians are tough.

    September 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  167. Mason

    Hang on it will be okay just pray it will be ok

    September 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  168. shannon

    It'll be all right hang in there it will be ok

    September 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  169. Mason

    Hang in there we'll do all we can to help you get supplies needed before it happens if it is in your area!

    September 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  170. Smurph00

    wow i aggree with all 169 comments first of all i think we should go down and help atlanta clear out and wait for the flood to leave

    September 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  171. nikita

    I think we should help out Georgia. I have family in Georhia myself and I know others do to. It would be nice and kind to help each other out. I wish I could go see my family, but I know that there ok becausew there house is on a hill, Thank god.

    September 30, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  172. david

    i fell very bad for the people in georgia that were in the flood. it was spread all over georgia. it is like hurricane katrina all over again.

    September 30, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  173. lulu31

    WOW, I feel so bad for all the people that are staying in Atalanta because of alll the flooding. I wonder what I would have done if that was me. I really feel sad for all the kids that have no school because they will have to make everything up. But I also think we should go and save everyone in Atlanta.!!!!

    September 30, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  174. Jenna

    I was hit with the storms and it was not fun. The best things I can think of for someone to do are:
    1: Buy a Boat.
    2: Get a car with some big wheels.
    3: Make sure you have a safety kit with you at all times.
    4: Hope for the best.

    We were lucky it didn't flood as much but one of my friends like 10 miles away from my house lost everything. I feel bad for her but my family did go and help with the clean-up process. It does me good to help someone in need! 🙂

    September 30, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  175. kaleigh

    i would stay on hih grounds and undercover!!!

    September 30, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  176. Rifaat

    I would hate to lose my house and everything in it.

    September 30, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  177. miaaa.

    I think they shouldn't mess with wether because it can effect another place in the worldd!

    September 30, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  178. sydney ;D

    make sure to always be preapared and be ready for whhat will happen next

    September 30, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  179. Mausam

    I would probably say to never give up hope and that it will all be over. That they will have to be prepared for it.

    September 30, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  180. Trisha

    I don't know what to say about the flooding, but whatever I have seen it's extremly bad what's happening. I feel very bad for them but I have no advice to give them. 😦

    September 30, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  181. Stephanie

    It is really sad that the people in Georgia have to go through that. Floods are terrible. As long as they have emergency stuff I think they will be fine as far as floods go. I have been through a flood and they are not fun at all. You just have to make sure you have all of the emergency equment and then you will be fine 🙂

    September 30, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  182. Eliza

    My advice would be to stay undercover at all times and help other people even though you may not know them because you are all in the same position.

    September 30, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  183. cheesey taco

    Stay on higher ground and keep your famlies close and hope for a merical

    September 30, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  184. :) SUMMER (:

    WOW! I WOULD NOT LIKE IT IF IT WAS FLOODED WHERE I LIVE!

    September 30, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  185. Garett

    The people who lost their homes are lucky because the could have lost their lifes. But Obama sent money for them so they should good.

    September 30, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  186. Maria

    I feel soo bad. the advice that i would give them is that to just hang in there. since help is on their way, the people should just relax, and try to figure out what to do until they are safe.

    September 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  187. Maria

    I feel soooo bad. the advice that i would give them is that to just hang in there. since help is on their way, the people should just relax, and try to figure out what to do until they are safe.

    September 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  188. Benjamin

    I think that is really sad for all of the people who live there when that flood happend. I also think that those people who stayed instead of living were not all that smart, because if there is a dangerous flood coming out of no where you got to get out of there no quetions asked. Finally, if we had Bob come towards us, everyone would be runing for the hills. Not really, mostly going up North or very far away from here.

    September 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  189. Maria

    the advice that i would give them is that to just hang in there. since help is on their way, the people should just relax, and try to figure out what to do until they are safe.

    September 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  190. brandon

    ld get to higher ground and just stay there until its over

    September 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  191. randy

    it is alot of water and rain

    September 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  192. kinsey

    I think that it is very sad that the people that live where the flooding is have to leave almsot everything that they have including family belongings and mayb even pets

    September 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  193. Marissa

    I feel so bad that your houses, schools, and anywere you go is underwater. but The only edvice I have for you is that to try having much food as you can to survive.

    September 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  194. nikita

    i feel b ad for the people in that weather

    September 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  195. luigi

    I was once in hurricane charly and it was terrible. There was rain everyone and the hotel I was staying at the power went out and there air conditioning turned off.

    September 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  196. Chardonay

    I think that they should not mess with wether because it can effect another place in the world.

    September 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  197. Chardonay

    i feel so sorry for them

    September 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  198. sarah :)

    i suggest staying out of the water incase of power lones.

    September 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  199. Shelby

    Wow!!!!! There was this one time when I lived in Cadiz and we had a very bad ice storm but that flood topped my story!!!!

    September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm |