tornado, part two.

well, as i write this it appears that another strong storm is bearing down on douglasville and moving due east.  okay, THIS STORM IS HEADED TO DOWNTOWN IN TWELVE MINUTES.  LARGE HAIL AND ROTATION.

it is official. the national weather service confirmed that vine city, downtown and cabbagetown were hit by an f2 tornado with max winds of 120 mph. i certainly wasn’t exaggerating in the post i wrote from my blackberry last night. all the areas i thought were hit were.

andisheh at clfreshloaf must have had access to power and his camera with him, because his post is much more extensive than mine. check it out, he also has links to several pages of flickr photos.

one thing i will say having driven down dekalb avenue a few times today is that the city and it’s citizens seem to have their act together.  the king marta station is getting picked up (several of the big floor to ceiling windows blew out) and the trains were running.  it looked like work was going on at the cotton mill loft.  the post office near lenny’s was already being worked on, and the southeast auto warehouse, whcih imploded, was being picked up.

i am going to write about my personal experience over on my personal blog when i can get around to it, but right now it looks like i may need to go hide again.

how did the rest of you survive the storm?

4 Comments so far

  1. Karsh (atl_karsh) on March 15th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    I slept through the whole thing last night, and I’m less than two miles away from the Georgia Dome right down Northside Drive. It wasn’t until I got up this morning to empty the trash that I saw the weather then came in, watched the news, and heard about the devastation.

  2. aquariumdrinker on March 15th, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    Drove up to Gainesville this morning to help my dad clean out the garage and the damn things followed me.

  3. Roxie (roxie) on March 16th, 2008 @ 2:13 am

    Through the grace of God.

    I work nights at the IRS, so we missed all of the storm by the time finished up. Then today, we only got ice cube sized hail, nothing serious.

  4. driveafastercar on March 16th, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve been out of town for all of this. If I hadn’t been it’s very likely I would have been in Cabbagetown. Scary.

    Really hope everyone is okay.
    Promise I’m on the way home Atlanta!

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