The recent deluge affecting parts of the state, has not spared Six Flags Over Georgia; flooding has put the park underwater. As aerial footage shows, the roller coaster known as the Scream Machine is virtually submerged in water.
The popular theme park, which is vulnerable to floods as it is so close to the Chattahoochee River, has been impacted by a number of rainstorms in the Atlanta, Georgia area that have caused at least seven deaths and flooding of more than 1,000 houses. With some parts of the state having had as much as 20 inches of rain, Governor Sonny Perdue asked President Obama for an emergency declaration making areas of the state eligible for federal disaster relief funds.
As for the park, despite the flooding there are plans to reopen this Saturday, which is one weekend before the park’s annual Fright Fest Halloween festivities. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes a park’s spokeswoman Kendell Kelton who said:
“We’ve handled floods in the past, and we know how to handle this.”
That’s the latest word. Six Flags Over Georgia, flooding aside, is reported to be opening again this weekend.