Six Flags Over Georgia Under Water

09.23.09 | FL News Team

(Atlanta, GA)  --  Torrential rains in the Southeast could put a damper on Atlanta-area thrill seekers' weekend plans.  Flood waters from an overflowed creek have left Six Flags Over Georgia under several feet of muddy water.  Large sections of the amusement park's famous Scream Machine roller coaster have been submerged for days.

A Six Flags Over Georgia spokesperson told the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" yesterday that the park should be reopened by the weekend as long as the water recedes.  However, it could take months to repair any damage.

Meanwhile, flood waters have turned roads into rivers and caused a considerable amount of property damage throughout the Southeast.  The floods have claimed at least nine lives in Georgia since Monday.  Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has declared a state of emergency in 17 counties.