Severe Flooding in Metro Atlanta

Heavy rains have taken their toll in Atlanta and the surrounding area

Several homes and apartments have been damaged in the greater Atlanta metro area.

The flood moved several automobiles in a North Avenue apartment building, causing residents to wonder what to do and how to clean up the mess.

Kristin McAllister spoke with CBS46 and said she watched as people tried to get their cars off of the parking deck.

Mcallister said her and her boyfriend were in the apartment when the rains started. She said after approximately 15 minutes of torrential rain the entire road was flooded. Mcallister went on to say that those living on the bottom row of the apartment complex tried to move their cars to protect them from flooding; however, it soon became apparent that there was nothing they could do.

The bottom row was completely flooded and the rush of water was moving cars and piling them on top of one another.

The force of the flood could be seen all over the apartment complex. Damage occurred to both the exterior of the complex as well as inside more than a dozen apartments. Water removal technicians could be seen getting into different locations with pumps and other equipment.

Residents report that some of their homes had over two feet of standing water inside.

Veronica Smith went on to say that when it rains, the parking lot fills with water. In the past, the water level has gotten over a foot deep and has flooded some of the hallways in the apartment complex.

Portia Bruner of FOX 5 spoke with several residents and discovered that the water level can rise several inches per hour when it rains. They went on to say that they frequently have issues with standing water in and around their vehicles and homes when it rains.

LaShonda Williams said that residents often experience standing water and must wade through mud and water to get to their homes and vehicles.

Maintenance workers did everything they could to minimize the damage by clearing storm drains. The lady in the leasing office reported that the new management of the apartment complex is trying to solve this drainage dilemma.

Elsewhere in the Atlanta metro area, several road were close as streams, rivers and creeks rose suddenly due to the heavy downpours in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

The water has since gone down and people are calling their insurance companies and AAA to have their cars moved. Maintenance crews are inspecting the damage to the area and working to develop ways to prevent this from occurring in the future.

World Cultural Festival: The largest congregation of Cultures conveying the message of unity among diversity


Keeping aside all odds recently concluded world cultural festival by the Art of Living was a perfect display of the importance of cultural values in human lives. The idea was simple, but something very much worthy in contemporary times.

The gigantic stage was set to mingle the music, culture, food, and art around the globe with each other. The whole event being designed as a convergence centre for traditions was aimed to heave consciousness of the concept of global family to ensure a much blissful living on this earth.

The event and the Art of Living:

The recently concluded World Cultural Festival was a huge success with overwhelming jamboree of more than 3.5 million enthusiasts. It is said to be one of the biggest explosions of art, traditions, diversity, and peace ever, organized in the capital of India that was celebrated from 11th of March to 13th.

It was intriguing to see that despite a demoralizing rain, the atmosphere was still quite electrifying at the union of millions of artists at a single event with great exuberance. The event was organized on the eve of 35th anniversary of the Art of Living Foundation, which is a humanitarian nongovernment organization, keeping on its glory since 1981. Established and popular enough in more than 156 nations around the globe, the Art of Living is considered the largest NGO on the earth.

An exquisite extravaganza:

Apart from the mammoth attendance, the event was record breaking regarding performance grandness. With thirty-five thousand performances by the artists from more than hundred fifty-six nations and the magical feels those like of thousands of musical instruments being played at one stage was quite marvellous. Be it the performances of more than 650 drummers from South Africa or the largest group play of the antique instruments, like flutes or Sitars, the event at the banks of Yamuna was showering talent and creativity. The event was quite overwhelming as well to taste cuisines around the globe.

Impact presence of some prominent names:

Well, it was not only a union of the artists; the event was quite high flying through the attendance of prominent leaders around the globe. The event was organized by the prime minister of India Narendra Modi. Apart from some much-celebrated names from the world of art in India, like Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Kanika Kapoor, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and many others, the event was quite in global news through the presence of some much-celebrated names around the globe.

Worth applauding:

It’s the tradition that differentiates humans from the other living organisms on the earth. At the same time, love and eagerness to know the traditions of each other is something quite unintentional. This proves the whole human race naturally believes in the unity among diversity and puts a question mark about the current chaos going on in the names of divisions among the nations, cultures and belief. The Art of Living’s cultural extravaganza was one of the finest messages of the above in a quite celebratory way.