Devastation in Hotlanta as Tornado (Storm) Rips Through Downtown Atlanta


A possible tornado has ripped through downtown Atlanta smashing ATL_WCCskyscraper windows and damaging trees in the wake of the high winds. Cars in the streets were damaged, streets were littered with debris and several buildings including the Georgia Super Dome, Philips Arena, the CNN Center were damaged as well.

Streets around the Georgia Dome, the Phillips Arena, the CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park were littered with broken glass, crumbled bricks, insulation and even the occasional office chair. Billboards collapsed onto parked cars. Stunned fans from the arenas wandered through the debris in disbelief.

National Weather Service officials said a possible tornado hit downtown Atlanta, and wind was clocked at up to 60 mph as the storm moved through the city. (Yahoo News)


March 14: The Philips Arena sign was damaged after a severe storm ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, injuring several people and damaging skyscrapers, hotels and two major sports arenas that were filled with thousands of pro and college basketball fans

Storms Rips Through Downtown Atlanta

At the Georgia Dome, where Mississippi State was playing the University of Alabama in a Southeastern Tournament basketball game, catwalks swayed and insulation fell from the roof, sending fans fleeing toward the exits and the teams to their locker rooms.

Storm Rips Through Downtown Atlanta, Injuring Several and Halting SEC Tourney

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    3 Responses to “Devastation in Hotlanta as Tornado (Storm) Rips Through Downtown Atlanta”

    1. Sunny on March 15th, 2008 10:21 am

      Praying for all our Atlanta monkeys…and everyone in the path of this tornado…I hope everyone is safe!!

    2. Para2legal on March 15th, 2008 8:20 pm

      Thank you Sunny!

    3. Michelle on March 16th, 2008 3:48 pm

      I am thankful that all those people attending the ball games at the arenas were safe. Reports are that there was an 8 minute lead time in the tornado warning. Reports were issued during the day that bad weather was possible for the Atlanta area. Was someone at the arenas paying attention to the weather? What is protocol for tornado warnings at large arenas like that?

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