The Six Flags amusement park has gone waterlogged as the flood situation in Atlanta, Georgia worsens, even parts of the roller coaster at the park have gone beneath the murky flood water.
The Atlanta flooding is presenting a grim picture as the death toll has risen to 7, amongst these was a two year old boy who was swept away from his father’s arms in the flood, and was later found dead downstream. More to it, it looks like the situation is worsening as the flood waters are cold and are causing hypothermia for many victims.
A breached levee in Trion, GA prompted evacuation of nearly 1,500 people, and many areas have had their power supplies disturbed or cut. Meteorologists say the flood is due to a phenomenon called “Training” where high-yield thunderstorms repeatedly strike an area.
Schools, colleges and universities across the flooded state remained cold, and residents have been advised to stay off the roads. Governor of Georgia, Sonny Purdue has declared a state of emergency, and he will ask President Barack Obama to declare a federal emergency as well.