Post Michael highlights in Georgia 

Posted: 5:40 am Friday, October 12th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

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Isolated six inch totals Northwest and Southeast suburbs from Michael. All total radar estimates 3 Trillion gallons of water fell on Georgia!

As far as wind very impressive that about 80 miles inland in Georgia a gust of 115 mph equivalent to an EF-2 tornado:

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The wind was not that strong in Metro Atlanta but thanks to our tree situation and soggy soils there were still scattered power outages as expected:

 

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Storm surge is often the most damaging aspect of a tropical system and the most widespread, its the ocean pushed ashore by the storm with the wind driven water capable of topping houses and/or lifting them off foundations with tremendous power. Each cubic yard of water weighs almost a ton at 1, 723 pounds.

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