Fayette County Flash Flood
June 16-17, 2003

On the night of June 16, 2003 a damaging flash flood event occurred in Fayette County (just south of Atlanta). On that night slow-moving thunderstorms dumped one to three inches of rain across much of the southern portion of Metropolitan Atlanta. However...a few locations received heavier amounts. One of these areas was the western part of the City of Fayetteville. Significant flooding occurred between Pye Lake and Gingercake Creek. Results can be seen below.


Structural damage to lower level of
building on Cornwallis Way
Water reached the 6th step Wall pushed in
[ Structural damage to lower level of building on Cornwallis Way ] [ Water reached the 6th step ] [ Wall of building pushed in ]

Evidence of water level can be seen
on side of building
Water level was to the top of brick
wall
Water in this stream bed
reached the building in the background
[ Evidence of water level can be seen on side of building ] [ Water level was to the top of brick wall ] [ Water in this stream bed reached the building in the background ]

 

 

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