Flooding closes Noonday Creek Park Wednesday

Jan. 4—As the clouds gave way to sunshine Wednesday afternoon, much of Cobb had dried up after heavy rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

However, the effects of the deluge were still felt in some parts of the county, notably Noonday Creek Park and East Cobb Park.

Cobb County Parks announced late Wednesday morning the two parks would be "closed until further notice" because of flooding, though just before noon, it announced East Cobb Park would reopen at 1 p.m.

The county had not announced a reopening timeline for Noonday Creek Park by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the parking lot at the park that sits adjacent the creek still mostly flooded.

Around 8:30 Wednesday morning, a county spokesperson told the MDJ the Cobb Department of Transportation was not working on any issues related to the storms that swept through the area Tuesday evening.

Cobb DOT responded to four calls about flooding and one regarding a fallen tree, but those were cleared as of 8:30 a.m., according to the spokesperson.

Cobb and nearly 50 other counties in Georgia were under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday, as strong storms swept through the area after making their way across the Alabama-Georgia border.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Cobb until noon Wednesday. The county announced it would be postponing a test of its emergency outdoor sirens to Thursday as a result of the storms.