Recent rain flood local creeks

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. —

Residents along Sweetwater Creek in Cobb and Douglas counties got a nasty reminder of how quickly that creek can flood its banks during periods of heavy rain.

While the flooding didn't come close to the massive floods seen in 2009, it was just enough to worry some people who live along its banks.

"The flood from a few years ago, is it going to happen again?" said Douglas County resident Sonequa Barnes. "When it rains, I get nervous every time. Hopefully, it won't."

The heavy rains did cause some minor flooding along Garrett and Jones roads in Cobb County. It was deep enough that Cobb officials had to close down Jones Road, which runs right alongside Sweetwater.

Sweetwater also runs alongside Douglas County's Woodrow Wilson Park. It flooded the park deep enough that only a family of geese could be seen near the children's play set.

"We live up the street," said Julian Wise. "We wonder if it's going to happen to us next, if something bad happens again."

Brenda Fain paused before she crossed foot-deep water covering Mount Vernon Road, which separates Woodrow Wilson Park from Sweetwater Creek. After witnessing others do it safely, she decided to try it, too. She made it.

"Normally, it's underwater down here," said Fain. "I didn't even think about it."

There were no reports of any major problems or damage from the flooding.