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SPECIAL REPORT: Tornado hits Northwest Georgia March 15, 2008 – 2 Confirmed killed by Tornado this afternoon in Georgia – Same Path as Previous Storm

Posted by Admin on March 15, 2008

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(12:00 a.m. CST – Sunday, March 16, 2008)

Another tornado touched down in Georgia today with the cell traveling the same path as the storm last night that injured at least 9 people – 1 critically (Click here to read this blog’s reports of last night’s violent storm.) It has been reported that at least 2 people have been killed in the tornado that went through today. Prayers for all those involved in both storms, especially the family, friends and neighbors of the people who have been killed.

See these links for more information on today’s storms:

Ch. 11 – Storms Kill Two in Northwest Georgia – http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=112983
Reported by: Donna Lowry
Web Editor: Josh Roseman
EXCERPT:
Storms on Friday and Saturday turned deadly in northwest Georgia, where two people were killed. Authorities said one line of storms seemed to straddle the Polk/Floyd County line for about two miles.

In Polk County, one woman was found dead about 50 feet from her home. Nearby, the Polk County Fire Department found a man critically injured. Their two-story house was gone, reduced to rubble spread across a large field. The man was taken to Floyd County Medical Center.

Less than a mile away, Floyd County police found the body of a man believed killed by a fallen tree. Police in Polk and Floyd County have not identified the victims.

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Ch. 11 – 11Alive – Atlanta Georgia – http://www.11ALIVE.com

Ch. 11 also has picture galleries available that show the extent of damage from the storms –
» Your Photos: Second Round of Storms
» Storm’s Aftermath Revealed at Daybreak
» Storm Damages World Congress Center
» Storm Rips Through Downtown Atlanta

PREVIOUS UPDATE:
Just under 10 minutes ago (11:39 a.m. CST) it was reported by a witness on FreeRepublic.com that sirens are going off in Marietta.(Thank you, FReeper higgmeister)

Updates on today’s weather in this area will be posted here as received.

Prayers for everyone in that region today, as strong to severe weather was already in the forecast before last night’s tornado in Atlanta.

For updates on the Atlanta Tornado, please see this page here at The Liberty Rocks Blog: Strong Storm (Tornado?) Hits Atlanta – between 9 and 20 injured (different reports in different places on how many were injured) – 1 in critical condition (as of last update I personally heard.)

~ Michelle K.

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SPECIAL REPORT ~ F2 Tornado Hits Atlanta,GA ~ 9 Injuries Confirmed, Photograph of Tornado, GA Dome Damaged during game…

Posted by Admin on March 14, 2008

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UPDATE (March 18, 2008 – 6:30 a.m. CST)
A visitor to our site, Nicholle who worked at the Cotton Mill buildings for several years informs me that the picture I have below is the “H” building and that although the roof was torn off that building, it is the “E” building on that property that has collapsed. Thank you Nicholle for correcting me, and providing everyone with the correct information. I appreciate it!

PREVIOUS UPDATE (Saturday, March 15, Evening):

NOTE: Unfortunately two known fatalities are being reported in Georgia as a result of this tornado earlier today in Georgia – According to a local Atlanta FReeper one of those killed was a Veterinarian that ran a kennel was killed, along with many of her dogs. 7 dogs survived the storm. Prayers for this woman’s family, friends, and neighbors. For more information about Saturday’s storms here at this blog – click here.

FRIDAY NIGHT’S TORNADO UPDATE:

A photographer caught the tornado on film Friday night as the storm came through Atlanta.

Photographer Catches Atlanta Tornado
Reported by: Paul Ossmann
Web Editor: Josh Roseman

08315224121__mg_6751-250.jpgAs an EF-2 tornado swept across downtown Atlanta, one local photographer snapped the shot of a lifetime.

Shane Durrance was on top of his condominium off Howell Mill Road when he saw the potential for a great photo of the downtown area. He took the photo just as 11Alive’s Paul Ossmann was talking about tornado warnings in Atlanta.

See the Full-Size Image at Ch.11 News 11ALIVE.com – http://www.11alive.com/news/graphics/big_MG_6751.jpg

Read the whole story at 11ALIVE.com~ Photographer Catches Atlanta Tornado

UPDATE on Closings in Atlanta today – Saturday March 15:

BUSINESS
Imagine It-The Children’s Museum: Backyard Birthday Bash Cancelled
EVENT
Adams Park Baseball Pitch, HIt & Run: Cancelled
Downtown Bash for Diabetes 5K Run: Cancelled
Loving Shephers Church Easter Festival: Postponed
Spring Home Show: Cancelled
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Cancelled
Thomas P Hinman Dental Meeting: Cancelled
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at Rosel Fan: Cancelled
Volleyball Clinic @ Central Park Recreation Center: Cancelled

UPDATE (5:09 a.m. CST):

More weather moving into Atlanta now — Sirens going off in Douglas County, this is only for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning according to Ch. 11 as the NWS has not issued a Tornado warning there.

Storm Rips Through Downtown Atlanta, Injuring at Least 20 and Halting SEC Tourney
From FOXNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,338078,00.html

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Associated Press

ATLANTA — A possible tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, smashing skyscraper windows, sucking furniture and luggage out of hotel rooms, crumbling part of an apartment building and rattling the rafters of two major sports arenas filled with basketball fans. At least 20 people were hurt.

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

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Click here to see the photos available at FOXNews.com

Local News in Atlanta: Ch. 11 — 11ALIVE.com

Lots of raw video feed of the storm on this page:
http://www.11alive.com/weather/article_weather.aspx?storyid=112917

Local Damage Pictures:
http://www.11alive.com/news/gallery/gallery.aspx?gid=112919

Assistant Atlanta Fire Chief — They are pretty confident that despite the collapse of the Stacks Lofts Building/The Cotton Mill there were no people stuck inside.

MORE INFO., PREVIOUS UPDATES & PICTURES BELOW:

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