Cobb residents meet to discuss flooding issues Thursday

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Cobb County residents whose homes were damaged during flash flooding last month will speak with public officials Thursday.

Torrential downpours pummeled Marietta and parts of east Cobb County overnight Sept. 7, damaging cars and homes, leveling trees and flushing roadways with several feet of flood water.

The storms forced at least 10 metro Atlanta families out of their homes.

Cobb County’s District 2 commissioner Jerica Richards will host an online town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The topic of discussion will be the county’s plan to improve its stormwater infrastructure to avoid future floods.

Residents can register for the virtual meeting here.

Several victims of the flooding have formed an ad hoc coalition called the Cobb September 7 Storm Damage Advocacy Group. During the meeting Thursday, members of the group are expected to address the assistance they say homeowners have received from county officials since the storm.

“The advocacy group is anxious to hear how the county will close the ‘clear gaps’ in storm management and the gaps in aid for the people who are devastated and facing ruin,” the group said in a press release Wednesday.