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Six Flags Over Georgia reopens following flood

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Six Flags Over Georgia was able to reopen this weekend despite large parts of the park having been underwater for much of the week.

As TPT reported last week, heavy rain in Cobb County had caused extensive flooding - leaving many of the Six Flags park's major rides submerged. However, staff were able to get all of the major attractions up and running in time for Saturday as the flood waters receded.

Days of heavy rain last week in Cobb County led to local rivers and streams overflowing, and forced sections of I-285 and I-20 to close.

Speaking on Friday, park spokeswoman Kendall Kelton said "Everyone made ‘water park' jokes, but we're going to prove we're not a water park, we're a theme park."

The standing water in the park had run off by Friday, allowing staff to begin the clean-up operation and perform maintenance on the rides. Kelton said the park's rides were built to handle severe weather, with tornadoes being a common occurrence in Georgia.

Six Flags will be relieved to have the park fully up and running in time for the Fright Fest Halloween event, which begins on October 2.

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