Heavy rains flood streets, damage dam, zap power in metro Atlanta

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  • A gas leak prompts the evacuation of 100 apartment residents
  • About 3,000 customers are without power
Heavy rains caused several parts of metro Atlanta to flood overnight, delayed flights to the country's busiest airport and caused wide power outages.
In the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, a storm system that moved through the area damaged a dam, said city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun.
It also caused a gas leak that prompted officials to evacuate nearly 100 residents from an apartment complex in that city, Kraun said.
Elsewhere, flood waters stranded cars on I-85 and I-285, two major highways that go through the metro area.
At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the storms delayed some arriving flights.
And across the state, about 3,000 customers were without electricity, Georgia Power said.