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Atlanta Floods

An overflowing sewer on Riverside Road, Roswell, Georgia. Photo by Alan Cressler, USGS

An overflowing sewer on Riverside Road, Roswell, Georgia. Photo by Alan Cressler, USGS

The flooding around Atlanta this week is one for the record books. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the rivers and streams had magnitudes so great that the odds of it happening were less than 0.2 percent in any given year. In other words, there was less than a 1 in 500 chance that parts of Cobb and Douglas counties were going to be hit with such an event.

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