Storms cause flash flooding, prompt water rescues in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — Numerous water rescues are underway in downtown Atlanta Thursday afternoon after heavy rain caused flash flooding on roads and highways, according to emergency officials.

According to Triple Team Traffic there is flooding on I-20/wb before I-75/85 and only the left lane is open.

Cars were being removed from the parking garage under the Fulton County courthouse due to flooding.

Viewers sent videos of cars submerged on several metro Atlanta roads.

Viewers also reported that they were evacuated from the Georgia Aquarium after heavy flooding there.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washingon was outside the Garnett MARTA station off of Peachtree Street and Memorial Drive, where cars got stuck in the loofing and the mud at Clark Atlanta University.

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The storms left mud everywhere and cars piled up next to each other.

Washington spoke with a witness, who told her the rain came down fast and then rushed down a hill along Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard and literally pushed the cars around like toys. They all crashed into each other.

There was a similar scene on Parson Street with cars left knocked around and covered in mud.

“It was so bad. You see those cars?” Marcus Murray said. “The water moved those cases. The water had come up high on top of the cars.”

Murray said he’d never seen anything like it.

“I feel like I’m in a movie right now,” Murray said.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

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