DeKalb County: Roads closed, creeks rising, don’t call unless it’s an emergency

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2017

DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.

Hurricane Irma’s tropical storm aftermath is causing all kinds of trouble in DeKalb County.

Officials were responding to numerous incidents earlier in the day, including collapsed buildings and a structure fire.

The county has listed several roads as closed and says South Fork Peachtree Creek and North Fork Peachtree Creek are nearing flood levels. The county is urging residents not to call 911 unless it’s a life-threatening emergency.

More from DeKalb County:

DeKalb County Road Closures

DECATUR, Ga. — The following roads are currently closed in DeKalb due to downed trees as of Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.

Road Closed From Cross Street To Cross Street
4433 Briarcliff Road  Briarcrest Trail NE  Briarmoor Rd NE 
Santa Monica Drive and Guy Way Intersection  Santa Monica Drive  Guy Way 
3650 Dogwood Farm Road  Juneberry Court  Chicory Court 
850 Gaylemont Cir * 18/061  Medlock Park Entrance  Desmond Dr 
Longview Drive  Admiral Dr  Seaman Circle 
1902 Canterbury St * 15/170  Glenvalley Dr  Northview Ave 
755 DERRYDOWN WAY * 15/247  E. College Ave  Craigie Ave 
Wawona Dr  Wawona Ter  Buford Hwy 
432 OHERN CT * 18/018  O’Reilly Lane  Oshea Lane 
1972 BOULDERVIEW DR SE 15/109  Horseshoe Dr  Sahara Dr SE 

For update-to-date information during the weather event, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/irma for emergency messages, news releases and social media posts.

County residents also are encouraged to sign up for DeKalb County’s high-speed emergency notification system, CodeRED, which has the ability to quickly deliver time-sensitive messages via voice, email, and text to targeted areas of the county during emergency situations. To sign up for CodeRED, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov and click on the CodeRed icon at the bottom of the page.

South Fork Peachtree Creek and North Fork Peachtree Creek Nearing Flood Levels

Residents Urged to Monitor and Use Caution

The South Fork Peachtree Creek and the North Fork Peachtree Creek are currently forecast to reach flood stage this evening.

The South Fork Peachtree Creek is currently at 4.64 feet. The current forecast has it reaching 15.66 feet. At 15 feet, moderate flooding impacts backyards on Noble Drive, Helen Drive and Kay Lane, with about two to three feet of water. This will reach the patios and foundations of many residences.

The North Fork Peachtree Creek is currently at 6.26 feet. The current forecast has it reaching 15.61 feet. At 15 feet, moderate flooding impacts backyards on Victory Drive, Dunwoody Place and Converse Drive, with about two to three feet of water. This will flood the backyards of these residences.

Residents are urged to monitor conditions and use caution in responding to water levels.

Residents Urged to Avoid Calling 911 for Non-life-threatening Incidents

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to an unusually high call volume, DeKalb County residents are urged to use E911 only for life-threatening emergency calls.

For downed trees and other non-life-threatening calls, residents are asked to call 404-294-2911.

The current call volume is approximately 625 calls per hour. A typical rush hour call volume is 250 calls.

For up-to-date information during Tropical Storm Irma, go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/irma.

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