SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS ATLANTA, REPORTER NEWSPAPERS BROADCAST PARTNER) – Four families were displaced from their homes at The Falls at Sandy Springs Apartments following a partial dam breach and the threat of flooding to their complex.

The flooding was due to overnight rains that hit the area on June 5.

A dam near the apartment complex partially gave way as heavy rain fall caused a pond to swell up and overwhelm the retaining wall, according to the Sandy Springs Fire Department.

Fire Department spokesman Mark Duke said it is only a matter of time until the entire dam collapses.

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