Powerful Tornado Damages Downtown Atlanta

Powerful Tornado Damages Downtown Atlanta

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    I kind of doubt it...I'd hate to work door to door in Atlanta for any reason, much less to tell them they need to hand over their guns.
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    F2 is hardly a powerful tornado . . . doesn't sound like the damage is so bad that the government will feel the need to get too big for its britches.
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    My parents were actually in the Georgia Dome (watching Mississippi State play in the SEC Tourney) when the tornado hit. I checked Drudge right before I went to bed last night, and there was the headline. I freaked and called my folks (both in their late 60s) and they were fine, but they'd had a heckuva night. My mom said the first thing she thought of when she heard the roaring and saw the roof shaking, etc. was "TERRORISTS!" Ha... sorry, I know there's nothing funny about terrorists, but that cracked me up. Time to wean off the FOX News, mom.

    They were locked in the Georgia Dome for TWO HOURS (which to me would have brought back way too many New Orleans "terrordome" fears), then they came on the loudspeaker and told everyone they had exactly 15 minutes to evacuate the stadium. Believe it or not, it was fairly ordered and uneventful.

    When they got out on the street, they said the police had everything on lockdown, (probably to prevent any looting, etc.), and they had to walk the 1/2 mile back to their hotel.

    My parents, in their late 60's, walking a half-mile through a storm damaged downtown Atlanta at dang-near midnight, our time. That picture is not one that makes me very comfortable. Thank God they came out fine.

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    Amen. Glad they're okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erich View Post
    F2 is hardly a powerful tornado . . . doesn't sound like the damage is so bad that the government will feel the need to get too big for its britches.
    sure it doesn't sound like much, but in a built up and heavily populated city, an F1 has the potential to wreak havoc. Never underestimate the forces of nature.
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    My mother-in-law lives about 30 minutes west of Atlanta, she said the sirens went off at 2 & 5 am. She said she had everything unplugged in the house and sat in the dark with a flashlight? WTH? She's 85 and said that's what her husband used to do. But she's fine.
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