Sunday, March 16, 2008

Atlanta Tornado

According to the news, the vertical strip in the center of the frame is the Category EF2 tornado that hit downtown Atlanta on Friday night. While Team Redd lives out towards the 'burbs, it's still surreal to see the pictures of the massive damage done to familiar Atlanta landmarks like the CNN Center and the Georgia Dome. Amazingly, no one died, and only around 30 people were injured. Amazing indeed, considering the sheer concentration of folks in the area on Friday night. For instance, the tornado hit the Georgia Dome while the SEC basketball tournament was underway. In a stroke of Providence, the game had gone into overtime. Had it not, thousands of fans could possibly have been exiting the arena when the tornado arrived.

My office is downtown, so it should be interesting to see things firsthand on Monday.


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