Storm floods Atlanta freeway, strands motorists (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Thunderstorm warnings on Friday afternoon predicted 60 mph (96 kph) winds and 1-inch (2.5 cm) hail. The heavy storm dumped over 2 inches (5 cm) of rain on the city in less than an hour.
A dramatic video by the Atlanta Fire Department showed firefighters rescuing a driver from a stranded vehicle in the southern suburbs.
Though the waters are slowly receding, the authorities are warning motorists to “turn around, don’t drown” if they encounter a flooded section of roadway.
Flash flooding on NB Downtown Connector right before exit 249B. This was taken on 7/6/18 around 5:30pm by Carol Walcher. Thank you for sharing @FOX5Atlanta#fox5storm Remember, turn around don’t drown #flooding#atlantapic.twitter.com/njZYxUireU— Ryan Beesley (@RyanBeesleyFox5) July 6, 2018
Well this makes the Friday afternoon commute real fun in Atlanta. 😲😒😣 the flooding is real y'all. Turn around don't drown! 😲 I had to walk in thigh high water on some streets in Inman Park like it was New Orleans 🙅🙅🙅 #atltraffic#flooding#summerpopupspic.twitter.com/OKONPaRvGl— Lura McCoy (@luramccoy81) July 6, 2018
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