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Atlanta Flooding Fight

**HOLD FOR RELEASE WITH COPY BY KATIE FOODY** The backyard of a property on Atlanta Ave. in the Peoplestown neighborhood sits abandoned on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The house has been purchased by the City of Atlanta and will be torn down. Officials with the City of Atlanta are attempting to purchase every lot within a couple blocks of Peoplestown, claiming that severe storms could flood every home here. They plan to turn the area into a retention pond and park. Though some residents have sold their property, many are not on board with the city's plan and are fighting the process. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)

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**HOLD FOR RELEASE WITH COPY BY KATIE FOODY** The backyard of a property on Atlanta Ave. in the Peoplestown neighborhood sits abandoned on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The house has been purchased by the City of Atlanta and will be torn down. Officials with the City of Atlanta are attempting to purchase every lot within a couple blocks of Peoplestown, claiming that severe storms could flood every home here. They plan to turn the area into a retention pond and park. Though some residents have sold their property, many are not on board with the city's plan and are fighting the process. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)