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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
Abandoning ship

Photo: Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

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Abandoning ship

A female motorist abandons her vehicle as part of I-85 in Atlanta is covered with water during rush hour on Sept. 21. Rains pummeled north Georgia for a week, killing nine people and causing $250 million worth of property damage and tens of millions of dollars more in infrastructure damage.