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Tornado Hits Downtown Atlanta - Photos
March 14, 2008

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A supercell thunderstorm moved into downtown Atlanta Friday evening March 14, 2008, and produced a deadly tornado. One person was killed in a building collapse, and at least 30 others were injured by debris. This tornado was rated EF2 by a storm survey team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, GA. Maximum winds were estimated to be 130 MPH. Below are some of the photos taken by the survey team on Saturday after there had been considerable clean-up.

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Samples of Damage Seen During Survey ( click images to enlarge )
[ Cotton Mill Lofts ]
Cotton Mill Lofts
[ Cotton Mill Lofts ]
Cotton Mill Lofts
 [ Warehouse near I-20 and the McPherson Avenue MARTA station. ]
Warehouse near I-20 and the McPherson Avenue MARTA station.
[ Cotton Mill Lofts ]
Cotton Mill Lofts
[  Cotton Mill Lofts ]
Cotton Mill Lofts
[ Windows blown in at the World Congress Center. ]
Windows blown in at the World Congress Center.
[ Windows blown out of Georgia Pacific Building, the Equitable Building, and Omni Hotel. ]
Windows blown out of Georgia Pacific Building, the Equitable Building, and Omni Hotel.
[ Damage at CNN Center and Omni Hotel. ]
Damage at CNN Center and Omni Hotel.
[ Windows blown out at the Westin. ]
Windows blown out at the Westin.
[ Billboard destroyed over the top of Fire Station 4 (Edgewood
                and I-85/75). ]
Billboard destroyed over the top of Fire Station 4 (Edgewood and I-85/75).
[ Trees down in the Vine City area. ]
Trees down in the Vine City area.
[ Damage to the Georgia Dome.  Note marquee knocked down at right. ]
Damage to the Georgia Dome. Note marquee knocked down at right.
[ Damage to high-rise in downtown Atlanta.
                ]
Damage to high-rise in downtown Atlanta.
[ Equitable Building took nearly a direct hit from the tornado. ]
Equitable Building took nearly a direct hit from the tornado.
[ Areal view of the Georgia Dome. ]
Areal view of the Georgia Dome.

 

 

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