Ten years ago, the rain started falling and didn't stop.

After days of heavy rainfall, bridges and roads were reported as washed out around the county on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. Homes near the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Sweetwater Creek and other local waterways were invaded by the rushing, muddy waters.

Some parts of the county were said to have seen as much as a foot of rainfall in a single day.

Around 300 flood victims found supplies and dry beds at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, which was used as an emergency shelter by the American Red Cross. Days later, then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited the shelter along with U.S. congressmen and senators from the state as well as state and local elected officials.

Click to see photographs of the Journal's coverage from the flood stages around the county, the cleanup and Biden's visit.