FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Lamar Floyd shows us his water damaged office inside the Wayne Center - the hardest hit building during Sunday's flooding in Flowery Branch.

"I'm going to see if the computers work, I doubt they will," Floyd said. "All the computers were on the floor."

An estimatedseven inches of rain fell within hours, washing out roads and closing this section of State Route 13.

Now the mayor of Flowery Branch saidall of this would neverhave happened if drainage pipes underneath the nearby Norfolk Southern railroad tracks had been working properly.

The Army Corps of Engineers required those culverts when Lake Lanier was built to send storm water straight to the lake.
We witnessed railroad crews at those culverts today.

A spokesman for Norfolk Southern said allthree culverts were working during the downpour, and that they had a culvert collapse in March and two others failed after that.

He added that they've worked to repair them, and they're now stabilized.

However, as the owner of a surveying company, Floyd is unconvinced.

"It's either too small or it's stopped up," he said.

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