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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:39 PM

 

Major tornado hits Adairsville GA (Video)

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Major tornado hits Adairsville GA. Was watching this on radar.. here is a screen shot of it as it hit the town.. major damage, hearing scanner reports of injuries.. Not a good situation right now..

Video.


Live police scanner:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=7057

(Arkansas was at a 15% risk of tornado yesterday; be careful out there!)

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Deadly Tornado Batters District of GOP Congressman Who Opposed Sandy Aid

http://www.politicususa.com/deadly-tornado-batters-district-gop-congressman-opposed-sandy-aid.html

Tornadoes ripped through Adairsville, Georgia (northwest of Atlanta) today, killing at least one person according to authorities and leaving major damage behind. The violent storm forced officials to shut down a 10-mile stretch of I-75.

Sadly, the Republican Congressman of that district, Robert Woodall (GA-7, Adairsville), is on record as voting against aid for Hurricane Sandy victims. He explained this in a newsletter, writing, “(W)e almost always serve one another better locally than we do with a check from Washington, D.C.”

Woodall’s position when it was another region that was hit was that all aid must be offset by spending cuts:

This week, the House had the tough job of appropriating disaster relief funds to the states affected to the point of devastation by Hurricane Sandy. I absolutely believe we should help our neighbors in their time of need. That said, we almost always serve one another better locally than we do with a check from Washington, D.C. America’s generosity during natural disasters by giving to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and more, is unmatched. In those rare instances of such widespread devastation that federal aid is required, we must provide that aid by reducing spending on other lower priorities, not by running up the debt burden on future generations. This is why I supported measures to ensure that any emergency funding was fully offset by other spending cuts. These offset measures did not pass the House, unfortunately, and instead, the total package of Sandy relief legislation grew nearly three-fold–from $17 billion to over $60 billion in new deficit spending– and was passed over my objection. You can read the bill, H.R. 152, by clicking here .

(More at the link.)

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Reply Major tornado hits Adairsville GA (Video) (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #3
redqueen Jan 2013 #2
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #4
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #5
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #6
shanti Jan 2013 #7
malaise Jan 2013 #8
Glitterati Jan 2013 #9
redqueen Jan 2013 #10
Glitterati Jan 2013 #11
redqueen Jan 2013 #13
Glitterati Jan 2013 #15
redqueen Jan 2013 #16
Glitterati Jan 2013 #17
Glitterati Jan 2013 #19
antigone382 Jan 2013 #22
Glitterati Jan 2013 #24
antigone382 Jan 2013 #26
redqueen Jan 2013 #27
Glitterati Jan 2013 #28
RebelOne Jan 2013 #20
Glitterati Jan 2013 #21
antigone382 Jan 2013 #23
Glitterati Jan 2013 #25
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #12
RebelOne Jan 2013 #18
Recursion Jan 2013 #14
Whovian Jan 2013 #29
thucythucy Jan 2013 #30

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Twin Peaks fan?

re your screen name...I loved that show!

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Response to PasadenaTrudy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:52 PM

3. Yes! :)

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:51 PM

2. Looks big...

Hope it didn't hit a heavily populated area.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:52 PM

4. So scary!

Have family in NC- this type of weather scares the heck out of me.

At least with blizzards and hurricanes here in the NE we have days of warning beforehand.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:24 PM

5. GA. Many cars overturned on Hwy. Major Damage & Fatalities. 60 Trapped in hotel.

 

Update

WSB-TV: As many as 100 cars overturned on I-75 in Adairsville, Georgia following tornado

Tornado warning for NW side of metro #Atlanta - Paulding, Cherokee, north Cobb, north Fulton, SE Bartow counties until 1:30pm EST

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:29 PM

6. :(

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:42 PM

7. yikes!

my brother drives a big rig, and is currently held up in iowa due to a heavy snowstorm that almost forced his rig to jackknife (yet only going 35 mph!). he is on his way to south carolina which is right in the path of this tornado. crossing my fingers that this tornado will be done when he reaches!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:48 PM

8. Holy Shite

Stay safe DUers

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:51 PM

9. WSBTV in Atlanta is live on the internet

for any of our Georgians who need to see where this is headed.

Dawson County is under the gun right now. Metro Atlanta is next..........within an hour.

http://www.wsbtv.com/s/news/live/

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:54 PM

10. This is hitting GA hard.



Stay safe.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:58 PM

11. It is

I75 North and South bound at Adairsville is closed because there are more than 100 overturned vehicles.

Students are being held at school unless the weather is cleared - they will not be released as long as danger exists.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:05 PM

13. That one was at least an F3

And the line of storms is immense.

I hope things settle down.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:10 PM

15. 1 dead, numerous injuries in Adairsville

So horrible. Pouring here right now. Just moving in to my area.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:16 PM

16. Reporting 2 deaths now.

Another tornado in KY, only an F0 thankfully.

Hope you and yours are all safe. I hate these things.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:17 PM

17. Do know where in KY? Have family near Madisonville, KY

in western KY

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:20 PM

19. Oh hell, rotation in NFulton. That's a beeline straight for me

20 minutes. NFulton=heavily populated.

Alpharetta, Roswell

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:30 PM

22. We had a warning here last night and I'm around an hour south of Lexington.

I'd rather not give more info on my location on a public board, but that should give you the general area.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:32 PM

24. OK, that's east of them

Thank you.

Trying to reach them now.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:36 PM

26. Yeah, North and West of us usually gets hit worse (not trying to scare you)

We're right where the bluegrass meets the edge of the Appalachian mountains, which tend to break up the storm.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:44 PM

27. Marion County

Just east of central KY.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:45 PM

28. Thanks!

Missed them! They had some hairy moments last night, but they are all fine and suffered no damage to their homes.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:23 PM

20. I have been watching WSBTV all day and terrified because

my county of Cherokee has been under a tornado watch. Fortunately, the tornado watch has been lifted for now. All we are getting is heavy rain, but that is not good because we could have flooding.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:26 PM

21. I'm in Forsyth county

just outside the city limits of Cumming.

I close on my home Friday morning. Now I get to worry about 2 places until I get moved. Grrrrrrrrrrr, I hate this weather!

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:31 PM

23. I used to live there!

I remember some crazy tornado warnings (and occasionally hurricanes), but never this early in the year.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:33 PM

25. Never. April, yes. Not in January

and I've been here most of my life.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:02 PM

12. Best wishes fellow Georgians.


Its peaceful down in the southeast part of the state at 2 pm, but that could change.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:17 PM

18. Thanks. Adairsville is north of my town of Woodstock, Ga.

We have been under a tornado watch all day. The tornado siren went off once today. I am always terrified when the siren goes off. But the tornado watch has been lifted. We now have some heavy rain.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:07 PM

14. My dad in Mississippi saw a tornado today

Hopefully he can figure out how to email me the picture he took, but he's kind of stuck in 1987 in a lot of ways.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:11 PM

30. Terrifying.

We had a tornado touch down about ten miles south of our house, with funnel clouds (but none touching the ground) right above us.

The sky literally turned green, we had quarter sized hail, and--and this is something I'd never before experienced--there was this terrific odor of ozone, from all the hundreds of lightning strikes all around us.

A good friend lost her house during Sandy--she's still living hand to mouth, trying to deal with insurance, etc.

My heart goes out to all who suffer during a natural disaster.

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