ATLANTA –The city’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is offering assistance to Atlanta residents in need of cleanup and/or remediation following heavy rain that flooded several areas across Atlanta on Thursday, Sept. 14.
City officials said the heavy “rain event” originated in the city’s northwest region but progressed across Atlanta, causing flooding in many areas.
Parts of downtown Atlanta, including the Atlanta University Center and Peoplestown community, experienced as much rainfall in 15 minutes as typically would be seen in a three-hour spa, city officials said.
DWM has made and is continuing to make investments in its collection and stormwater systems, officials said.
“We are implementing specific projects as solutions to reduce flooding and enhance protection against these extreme weather conditions, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change,” the department stated in a news release.
DWM officials are visiting areas that experienced significant flooding, assessing conditions, and conducting inspections at those locations.
Anyone in the city of Atlanta who sustained personal property damage my file a claim form. For more information and support, please visit the following link: Severe Weather Flood Assessment Form.