I am writing this from my blackberry since I have no power. My girlfriend saw it coming from the dining room. We ran and hid downstairs and it looks like I just missed it.

About 20 minutes ago we ventured out to check her place. It does not look good. Memorial Drive between Boulevard and the new Triumph lofts has trees and building and power poles down. Cabbagetown is ruined. There are trees down everywhere, roofs off of houses, cars with windows out.

We could only see the Cotton mill lofts from across the tracks on dekalb ave but it looks like part of the top floor may have fallen in.

Dekalb ave itself is pretty bad. Fences are down, street signs bent over, billboards have been ripped down.

If you have loved ones on cabbagetown, edgewood, east atlanta, inman park or grant park you should probably call them.

I am not trying to be alarmist but I swear I saw all of this with my own eyes. Several streets were unpassable due to knocked down trees and buildings.

Everyone is in my prayers.

5 Comments so far

  1. aquariumdrinker on March 15th, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    Wow – I was getting pissy with my family for continually waking me up with "are you OK" phone calls. "I’m standing on the porch and it’s nothing but wet," I said. "I’m sure the TV news is focusing on the worst of it. Good night." This from the southern edge of Candler Park.

    If anyone needs anything from a neighbor tonight, you can ring me at (404) 287-0875.

  2. Stevie (atl_steveb) on March 15th, 2008 @ 2:20 am

    I was staying the night at my property just south of the airport and I was watching the weather radar and the air traffic control radar on my computer tonight… ANYONE that was in a plane arriving or leaving the Atlanta Airport got an AMAZING light show. We only had rain down here but the lightning was almost constant and totally awesome. I hope everyone was okay back toward the city.

  3. Roxie (roxie) on March 15th, 2008 @ 6:12 am

    Wow. This is really shocking.

    Some reports are likening it to a warzone. The dome was hit and so was the area around it. I’m watching the new about it now. The storms aren’t over. Stay safe.

  4. Roxie (roxie) on March 15th, 2008 @ 6:12 am


    I am watching the news

  5. Seth (mostlymuppet) on March 15th, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    I was just north of the Dome at a club last night and you wouldn’t have known anything was wrong. I flippantly thought I should send out an email for folks to blog something/text something, but when I started getting phone calls from loved ones and looked up at a TV I realized just how serious things were.

    I hope James and everyone else who was affected last night is safe and sound and bracing for what will be more bad weather and may be more tornadoes.

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