Street buckles, homes flood after heavy rain in Clayton County

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Part of the road collapsed due to heavy rain.

A street buckled and homes flooded overnight after heavy rain in one metro Atlanta neighborhood, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Residents along Windsor Drive in Clayton County said the downpours caused a creek to overflow and a water main to break. That created a sinkhole and took out part of the road, Channel 2 reported.

Clayton County police and fire could not get emergency vehicles across the washed out street, according to the news station.

Dozens of people had no way in or out of their neighborhood until the rain stopped and the water receded.

“It was coming out the walls, coming out the toilet,” resident Ra-Shimon McCray told Channel 2. “I was flooded and couldn’t get out of my home to make it to work. If I came out, (I would) have (had) to swim to my car.”

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Between 8 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, Red Cross disaster volunteers responded to nine calls for help from families whose homes suffered flooding and tree damage resulting from heavy rainfall, particularly in Clayton and south Fulton counties.

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“They provided assistance for safe, dry lodging and other emergency essentials for about 40 people who could not stay in their homes,” Red Cross spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said. “The Red Cross will continue to monitor conditions and respond to disaster-related calls as needed.”

While part of Windsor Drive has reopened, repairs are ongoing, Channel 2 reported.