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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:41 PM

Reports: 1 dead, cars on I-75 overturned after tornado in Adairsville, Georgia

Source: CNN

There is at least one storm-related death, and numerous cars are overturned on Interstate 75 after a tornado struck Adairsville, Georgia, the National Weather Service reported.

The twister touched down before noon in the city of about 4,600 located roughly midway between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee, the weather service reported, adding that two other tornadoes were reported in the region - one in east Lindale, another in southeast Calhoun.

Numerous buildings, some with people inside, were damaged in northern Bartow County after a tornado touched down Wednesday morning. One person is dead, and officials believe it's the result of a building collapsing, and the believed to have been as a result Bartow County Fire Chief Craig Millsap.



Read more: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/30/buildings-damage-cars-on-interstate-overturned-after-tornado-severe-weather-in-georgia/?hpt=hp_t1

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Reply Reports: 1 dead, cars on I-75 overturned after tornado in Adairsville, Georgia (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
Purveyor Jan 2013 #2
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #10
wilt the stilt Jan 2013 #3
Myrina Jan 2013 #7
Purveyor Jan 2013 #4
RebelOne Jan 2013 #5
antigone382 Jan 2013 #9
hollysmom Jan 2013 #15
antigone382 Jan 2013 #16
RebelOne Jan 2013 #17
nykym Jan 2013 #6
Glorfindel Jan 2013 #11
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #14
wilt the stilt Jan 2013 #8
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2013 #13
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2013 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:45 PM

1. Have the GOP voted against federal aid for this solid red area yet? nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. Just saw the tornado on CNN and it is a monster. Godspeed to those in its path. eom

Pic from WSB-TV:

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:52 PM

10. Whoa!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:49 PM

3. I have been there many times

I sold a truck stop cash registers at that exit and there is a big budweiser plant there.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:03 PM

7. Oh noes! Save the beer!!



Seriously, I hope everyone and anyone that needs to get outta that sucker's way, can.
It was a bumpy ride in Central Indiana last night when that front came thru.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. WSB-TV Live Feed. Not sound good at all:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:00 PM

5. Adairsville is north of me.

I live just northwest of Atlanta in Woodstock, Cherokee County. We have been under a tornado watch most of the day. The tornado watch has just been lifted for now. But I have been in front of the TV all day terrified that we will get hit. The tornado sirens went off once. I live in a mobile home with nowhere to run. The weather man said to get to the basement. What basement?

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:45 PM

9. Are there ditches or low places in the topography anywhere near you that you can run into?

That's where they say to go, even though it's wet and miserable and scary. Living in Georgia you probably know all the tornado safety stuff, but I'd rather provide information that isn't needed or helpful than not provide info that might be.

Good luck!

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:42 PM

15. does that really work?

to be in a low part of the land? I was only in a car once when I saw a tornado - they are not common here at all. Anyway, I did not want to leave the car, the tornado passed a block away, it was a small one. Still, I was wondering if it was just suggested to reduce a chance of being hit by debris or if it could help you if a tornado passed over you.

When there was a tornado warning and I was staying in a mobile home, I went to the park bathroom in cinder block and sat in a chair in the shower stall with my dog. Luckily the tornado dissipated before it hit us.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:58 PM

16. Being in a ditch definitely would, and I think finding a low enough spot would too.

Tornadoes like flat areas. Even the small difference in hills between here and the much flatter area just 10 miles North of me makes a big difference in terms of weather patterns. They get tornadoes or tornado warnings at least once a year, and we hardly ever have an actual funnel cloud near us. There's virtually no 100% protection and this definitely isn't the absolute best option, but it is definitely better than waiting in a high risk place like a car or a mobile home.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:42 PM

17. Fortunately, the tornado stayed north, but there are a lot of ditches

if I needed to take shelter.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:00 PM

6. So I ask you 3 gentlemen

Rep. Robert Woodall (R-GA), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)
What offsets are you prepared to make in regard to federal monies coming into your state in order for your state to receive disaster relief?

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Response to nykym (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:55 PM

11. Not to mention the two sorry-ass Georgia senators

Isaakson (yuck) and Chambliss (no words bad enough to describe that one). I hope ALL of New York's and New Jersey's congresspeople vote against any and all aid to Georgia, no matter what the disaster. And I'm a Georgian living in Mississippi and my family are still in Georgia. They need to elect better representatives.

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Response to nykym (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:38 PM

14. +1000

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:06 PM

8. Rob Woodall

is my congressman and a complete jerk.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:03 PM

13. Welcome to my world - Rohrabacher territory.

I even get into tweet fights with crazy Dana.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:02 PM

12. "unseasonable" tornado at that.

I recall being in Wichita in '95 and trying to watch figure skating on tv with tornado alerts interrupting the broadcast every few minutes. Not just a ribbon, but a full map and details interruption. But that was in April - In Tornado Season.

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