AUSTELL, Ga. (WXIA) – This weekend marks five years since rising flood waters in Cobb County nearly covered the sign at Clarkdale Elementary School, gaining national attention when the school was ruined.
Five years ago, when the rains finally stopped, 11Alive's Donna Lowry stood about a block away from the school. She couldn't go any closer because of all the rising water.
It happened so quickly. Rains that wouldn't stop falling and water that wouldn't stop rising.