Heavy rain flooded the parking lot and the first floors of several apartment buildings at The Park at Mt. Zion Apartments in Clayton County.

Flash flooding forces evacuations at Clayton County apartments

Flash flooding caused by slow-moving rainstorms Saturday evening prompted emergency officials to evacuate a Clayton County apartment complex.

About 32 people were displaced from the Park at Mt. Zion Apartments in the 700 block of Mt. Zion Road in Jonesboro, according to Sherry Nicholson, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross of Georgia.

“Heavy rains caused flooding in three buildings at the complex this afternoon,” Nicholson said.

The flooding hit shortly after 6 p.m., Channel 2 Action News reported. The Clayton County area received about 3 inches of rain Saturday, Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said.

"When I looked out the window, it was water rushing. I mean it was rushing, like we were by a river," resident Regina Wiggins told Channel 2 Action News.

Apartments and cars were flooded Saturday evening when heavy rain caused flooding at a Clayton County apartment complex.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

"The fire department came and told us to get out,” she said. 

People visiting the complex also were affected.

"I just saw my car flooded,” Marterius Zackery said. “It was flooded to the top."

About 10 vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the flood, according to Channel 2.

No injuries were reported.

Red Cross officials are helping the affected residents with temporary living quarters, food and other immediate needs, Nicholson said.

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