Flooding throughout downpour leaves mess in Thomson

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A downpour Wednesday afternoon brought on flooding in Thomson that some residents blamed on clogged storm drains.

Vehicles have been partially submerged by the road flooding, which included areas like A Avenue, East Hill Avenue, and Jackson Avenue.

As soon as flood waters receded, muck was left on the surface of the automobiles, with standing water within the ground areas.

“I received a cellphone name, and the cellphone name was stating that it was flooded over right here,” mentioned Petrice Montgomery, Thomson resident.

Because the rain fell, some households in public housing began discovering themselves in a bind. Montgomery tells us she was at work when she received the decision, however when she received residence, it was too late.

“The one factor I noticed was water in every single place,” she mentioned.

Whereas she drove round her neighborhood, water started to movement into each inch of the automobile, making it to the cupholders.

“It knocked the alarm on within the automobile,” mentioned Montgomery.

She says she tried to maneuver the automobiles, however the water was too excessive. When the rain stopped, she took a pot from her residence to scoop out the water.

Montgomery didn’t notice the extent of the injury to her automobiles till she tried to begin them.

“Once I received in, I put my ft on the seats, and I attempted to go round every method the seats began ripping,” she mentioned.

Not solely did her automobile not begin, however neither did her next-door neighbors. When it did activate, it wouldn’t quit smoking. Since flooding has occurred earlier than, neighbors say this could possibly be a problem with the storm drains, but it surely’s by no means been this extreme.

“It received to be one thing coping with the drain as a result of, after a lot water, you will note it cease,” she mentioned.

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