An immersive authentic educational project by Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA US
The Flint River is one of Georgia biggest resources and is also prone to floods. In 1994 after Tropical Storm Alberto, the river went up to heights of up to 43 feet in Albany, it resulted in the evacuation of many Albany residents, and creating one of the worst natural disasters in the state's history. Macons major transportation road I-75 was closed down because of flooding and Albany State University was also seriously flooded.During the flood the river became a few miles wide in some places. The water lifted caskets from cemeteries and left them along with drowned cattle and other livestock stuck in trees and other places. It also hurt in the wallet , $58 million dollars was what the damages were . In the wake of the flood 18 people died. The Flood of 1994 just comes to show that just because the Flint River is a major source of needs in Georgia ,it has its devastating side .