National Weather Service forecast
The National Weather Service at Peachtree City reported that the Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead was at 20.3 feet and rising as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Major flood stage is 20.3 feet, and the river is forecast to crest near 21.5 feet this afternoon.
This crest will be a new all-time record for the Yellow River near conyers. The current record is 16.4 feet, recorded on July 5, 2005.
The NWS predicts that widespread significant flooding will continue this evening and overnight as water continues to recede. Additional thunderstorms may develop for this evening and overnight.
Georgia Highway 138 has been opened. The northbound bridge is being used as a two-way lane for traffic heading both north and south.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, which serves as the County’s Emergency Management Agency, and the Rockdale County Department of Emergency Services evacuated the following areas due to flooding:
Lake Sorrento Drive and Court Rivera Drive (Lake Capri subdivision)
River Chase subdivision
Lakeview Estates along Southlake Shore Drive, Lakeshore Drive, Alma Lane, Pine Lake Drive and the lower end of Magnolia Drive
A few homes along Lakewood Court in the Hi Roc Shores subdivision
The staging areas for evacuees are Conyers Middle School and Hightower Trail Elementary School.
Additionally, a number of roads are closed at this time due to water in the roadway and unsafe driving conditions.
At this time, the following roads are closed as of Wednesday morning:
Non-emergency county personnel and county offices are closed Tuesday, due to the weather and flooding, and were reopened Wednesday.
All RCPS schools have been closed Tuesday, due to hazardous road conditions, and are reopened Wednesday.
Residents affected by flooding and needing help can call the Rockdale County emergency center at 770-278-8119.