The Rev. Larry Fryer and District 1 Commissioner Matt Aitken will meet with residents Saturday to discuss flooding issues in light of the recent record rainfalls.
Fryer said his car stalled when Laney-Walker Boulevard filled with water last Saturday and hoped District 1 residents would describe their concerns and experiences at the meeting.
The storms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain across the city and overwhelmed Augusta’s wastewater system, pushing 4.7 million gallons of untreated sewage into Butler Creek and the Savannah River.
The Augusta Chapter of the American Red Cross helped 12 families whose homes were heavily damaged, such as B.B. Langham’s home in the Hollywood subdivision near Regency Mall.
Langham, who has a newborn child, said nearby Rocky Creek was clotted with debris, leading to the accumulation of several feet of water in his home Saturday. A neighbor’s car floated onto her porch, he said.
Other areas that flooded Saturday included the west Augusta neighborhoods along Chelsea Drive and areas off Peach Orchard Road.