Heavy rainstorm causes flooding Thursday in PTC, but no injuries reported
Nearly four inches of rain fell on Peachtree City in the rainstorm that cranked up Thursday afternoon, creating flash flooding situations on a handful of city streets, officials said.
The rain also opened up a large sinkhole near the cart path along the Center Green subdivision behind Long Leaf. Public works crews have roped off the area, and it is not immediately known if the path will be closed or not, officials said.
While water surrounded the flood-prone Tinsley Mill Condominiums, it never entered any of the homes, officials noted. There were several reports of water entering the basements of several other homes, but no homes had to be evacuated, according to Assistant Fire Chief Joe O’Conor.
Rescue crews had to assist a few motorists who became stuck in large puddles, but no one was hurt during the storm, O’Conor said.
Some 3.96 inches of rain fell between 1 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Some 2 inches of that rain came in between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., according to NWS data.
Flash flooding was reported Thursday on several city streets including McIntosh Trail at the Lake Peachtree Spillway, Robinson Road near Crosstown Drive and streets in the area of Fishers Luck and Harbor Loop. As usual, several golf cart path tunnels also were flooded temporarily, deep enough to make them unpassable.