Heavy Rains Flood Metro Atlanta Streets, Knock Out Power
- Category: Atlanta
- Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013 08:44
- Written by The Atlanta Daily World
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(CNN) -- Heavy rains caused several parts of metro Atlanta to flood overnight, delayed flights to the country's busiest airport and caused wide power outages.
In the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, a storm system that moved through the area damaged a dam, said city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun.
It also caused a gas leak that prompted officials to evacuate nearly 100 residents from an apartment complex in that city, Kraun said.
Elsewhere, flood waters stranded cars on I-85 and I-285, two major highways that go through the metro area.
At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the storms delayed some arriving flights.
And across the state, about 3,000 customers were without electricity, Georgia Power said.