The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City officials vowed Saturday to get to the bottom of what caused last week’s severe flooding in homes along Atlanta Avenue near Turner Field.
Heavy rains apparently overwhelmed the city’s storm water drainage system, said Reginald Wells, deputy commissioner of the Watershed Management Department. But he indicated other factors also might be at play: The system might need repairs.
“We are committed to staying on top of this [and] ultimately finding the root cause of the flooding,” Wells said in an interview after attending a community meeting Saturday in the Peoplestown neighborhood. “And we will gather all the details and options going forward to help improve — if not alleviate — the current flooding situation.”
Wells said city officials have found no evidence of sewage flooding in the area, though homeowners insisted they witnessed