The City of #Atlanta is experiencing a bit of chaos today after a 48-inch water main break caused a widespread water shortage and major flooding in Dekalb County.
A multitude of schools, hospitals and government agencies were affected and everyone was sent home early. Things got so bad that #WaffleHouse released their “NO WATER MENU” which I have never even heard of!
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond issued a statement saying that a “full-scale investigation” would be launched in order to find the cause of the water main break.
“We will determine whether the break was the result of a systematic failure, improper maintenance, wear and tear or physical tampering,” Thurmond said. “I am committed to making sure our infrastructure is protected and maintained in a manner that will ensure quality service to the citizens of DeKalb County.”
Leave it to social media to make light of this situation, though! A lot of our ATLien Roommates could not deal with the thought of there not being any water! Check out some of the funniest reactions from today.
Nobody knows how to screw up as royally as my hometown does…
first the airport power scandal. Now the uncontrolled and uncapped water main break. pic.twitter.com/QvynALGI54
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) March 7, 2018
My Starbucks is closed due to this water main break in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/gcM6dPqkF7
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) March 7, 2018
I been so on point all 2018 even my subconscious mind is working for me. I never get food by my kids school but smthg compelled me to today & I totally forgot everything by my house is closed bc of water main break. pic.twitter.com/WJdHLaOqrf
— B. (@DontWorryBoutB) March 8, 2018
Me: I have 2 finals today.
(Water main break bursts/school closed) *cues God’s Plan pic.twitter.com/vlVM8sPOG4
— elias babu (@atl_babu) March 7, 2018
Didn’t even know this existed
— Booked & Busy 💅🏽 (@tallyohhh) March 8, 2018
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