Black People : Please Say A Prayer...

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    We are all of different spiritual and religious beliefs; but please say a prayer, a chant, a meditation, light a candle, burn some incense.....whatever you do...

    for the safety of everyone at Destee.com and their families during this almost nation-wide heavy rains and flooding and Hurricanes or tornadoes spawned from the Hurricanes.


    I don't know how bad it is elsewhere, but it's pretty bad here in Atlanta and surrounding counties. Adults and children have been swept away in the floods. People are w/o electricity and their homes are flooded. Some people have lost almost everything.
     
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    thank you and will do!!!

    Please send more info the media has been silent on this
     
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    No, the media has not been silent. The massive flooding in Atlanta is being reported on CNN and in major newspapers across the country.
     
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    peace

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    6 dead; up to 12 inches of rain in day; Georgia DOT closes highway

    By Marcus K. Garner
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Metro Atlantans, and many Georgians struggled Monday evening to wring themselves out during a three-hour respite from the day-long deluge of heavy rains and flooding. Here's a look at what to prepare for as the night continues and the region prepares for Day 2:

    DOT advises commuters to stay home Tuesday
    Worst of rain may be over
    6 dead in floods; more missing
    Census: Many uninsured in Georgia

    WEATHER: The worst is past, National Weather Service forecasters predicted, with only light rain and even sprinkles across metro Atlanta. Much of the heavier weather, though much lighter than what was seen in the area on Monday, is well south of Macon, forecasters said. In the hardest hit places, near Douglasville, forecasters reported a 24-hour precipitation count measuring near 12 inches, just south of Douglasville.

    Around the state, flooding had taken its toll:

    CASUALTIES: Six people, including a 2-year-old, were killed in three counties as rescuers continued to search for at least half a dozen more.

    ROADS: Georgia Department of Transportation crews closed I-285 northbound at Hollowell Parkway and southbound at Cobb Parkway in Cobb County, due to flooding on the Chattahoochee River. Water from the river is cresting the bridge.

    Flooding on Sweetwater Creek has closed the I-20 eastbound lane between Lee and Thornton roads. Georgia DOT is closing the bridge over the creek until water recedes, and detours will be in place shortly.

    DOT also closed I-575 just at the Cobb-Cherokee county line for flooding. DOT officials expect to open the three closed road later Tuesday.

    Check the DOT Web site, Georgia Navigator for the latest information on state-supported road closures.

    Cobb County Department of Transporations reports approximately 180 roads closed due to flooding. A complete list of roads closed can be found here. Cobb DOT spokesman Robert Quigley said crews will work through the night to remove 19 of the 38 trees reported down on county roads.

    Douglas County reported more than 130 roads closed. For the latest list of road closings, click here.

    EVACUATIONS: Homes and businesses near Denton Road in Paulding County were evacuated when a dam failed and washed out the road. A second dam around Carrington Point off of Bakers Bridge has partially breached, resulting in evacuations. County officials concerned about erosion at a third dam on Highway 120 near Highway 92 evacuated nearby homes.

    In Cobb County, Fire rescue crews are using boats to remove 70 residents in the area of Columns Drive near the Cobb-Fulton County line and the Chattahoochee River, authorities said. Officials told residents seeking to leave the tony neighborhood, that once evacuated, they would not be able to return to the area until the water level has gone down.

    More than 1,500 people were evacuated from the northwest Georgia town of Trion, where the Chattooga River breached a levee there. Volunteer crews are working to shore up the levee.

    SCHOOLS: Most metro Atlanta school districts, including Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb counties will close schools Tuesday because of the flooding. Clayton officials, as of late Monday night, had not made a decision about school closings. For more on school closings, click here.

    OTHER CLOSINGS: The Paulding County government offices will be closed on Tuesday according to the Paulding County Web site.

    UTILITIES: The city of Hiram is reporting a complete loss of power, according to Paulding County police. Well water pumps are out, which impacts city residents who use well water.

    By 11 p.m., Georgia Power officials reported about 12,750 people were without power statewide, including 12,000 in metro Atlanta. Crews are being brought in from Alabama to help. Follow Georgia Power updates here.

    WATER: A boil water advisory has been issued for Paulding County because portions of the water system have been compromised in the southeast part of county at various locations, county officials said. Some areas are loosing pressure.

    DISRUPTIONS: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Monday had intermittent ground stops halting flight arrivals for short periods, which could continue. Late Monday afternoon, some arrivals at Hartsfield-Jasckson were delayed an average of 3 hours and 42 minutes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.

    RETAIL: Late Monday, Atlanta-based Home Depot reported customers were buying up bottled water, bleach and other cleaning supplies and sandbags. In some limited cases, customers were buying electric generators, said Craig Fishel, a Home Depot spokesman. Home Depot stores in Powder Springs and Douglasville reported heavily volumes of traffic but "as the afternoon has gone on, we've seen customers all over metro Atlanta," he said. In the past, Home Depot has had some of its stores remain open 24 hours following natural disasters such as last year's Hurricane Gustav that hit the Gulf Coast. Fishel said the company will monitor the flooding for the next few days before making a determination.


    http://www.ajc.com/news/66-dead-up-to-143503.html
     
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