Is Atlanta In A Tornado Alley?

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While it is true that last week's tornado in Atlanta was the first ever to hit downtown, the odds are that it could happen again.

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Clark

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Mar 20, 2008
 
Atlanta sits on a hill, so that's not the ideal place for movement of a tornado. However, like last week, one can hover and touch down anywhere.

When I was a child in the 70's, I remember a tornado destroying several houses in the Lakewood area. I suppose that is not the city limits.
Atlanta Resident

Atlanta, GA

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Mar 20, 2008
 
Our location may be considered a tornado alley of sorts. I don't really know--I'm not the expert. And, like DLink said, because of climate change, we may be on the brink of becoming one. Again, I'm not the expert there, either. But, I do know one thing: This isn't exactly Kansas or Oklahoma. We don't hold a candle to their record, so I wouldn't consider us "Tornado Alley."
sgm

Dallas, GA

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Mar 20, 2008
 
Can we move past this already? I lived in Rome all of my life in tornado allley and I'm still here.
FeedMySnake

Cumming, GA

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Mar 20, 2008
 
gimme a break. one tornado hits downtown and you sensationalize and trun it into a story of "Atl is a tornado alley"? oh my, rook, it's Godzirra!!! Lun!!!

i should feed you to my snake.

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Since: Jul 07

Atlanta (Peachtree City)

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#8
Mar 20, 2008
 
How much darker will they make that picture to make it as dismal and scary as possible. I don't recall the original being that dark
Marian from McDonough

Atlanta, GA

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Mar 20, 2008
 
I remember a tornado going down Venetian Drive in SW Atlanta near Ft Mac and Campbellton Rd in the 50's, I believe. I was an elementary student. Tore the roof off my parents home, and demolished then police Chief Jenkins home. It was Atlanta. Does that not count? Not many years later, there were others in SW Atlanta. Why are they claiming this is the first in Atlanta?
John in Commerce

Dalton, GA

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#10
Mar 20, 2008
 
The Almighty Smiter will Smite YOU!

Smite - smite!
John in Commerce

Dalton, GA

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Mar 20, 2008
 
BTW - Bulldogs are kicking Xaviers butt!
OJAY Simsons

Macon, GA

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#12
Mar 20, 2008
 
Dunwoody got hit by a tornado in 1998 and so did the Windy Hill area
Wow

United States

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Mar 20, 2008
 
I was downtown today trying to make it to 191 Peachtree. I heard all the "stay away" warnings, but really tossed it up to the news coverage overhyping the situation as the usually do. In this case, I WAS WRONG. It was a nightmare. The city is really a huge mess. I did not expect to find it as bad as it really was!
Deseray

Grand Rapids, MI

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Mar 21, 2008
 
Hello, I just visited Georgia. And i feel sorry for all those people who had their homes damaged in the storm. And i would help but im all the way across the US.(MI) So i just wanted to tell everyone, im Sorry their homes(Whoevers got damaged) were damaged.
-Deseray-
Adam3

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#15
Mar 21, 2008
 
The weather isn't the problem, it is apathy to to the environment that is the problem. How many metro residents do we think knew that there was no warning system?
jon

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#17
Mar 21, 2008
 
what kind of ?????????/ is that.
are you from the west coast.?
Greg

United States

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Mar 22, 2008
 
sgm wrote:
Can we move past this already? I lived in Rome all of my life in tornado allley and I'm still here.
Exactly! Tornado alley is just south of Rome, Lindale/Wax area. Lived there all my life and you can count on it, tornado season they come running thru there. Remember the one on Palm Sunday a few years ago in Lindale?
Glenn Vaughn

Atlanta, GA

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May 26, 2011
 
Marian from McDonough wrote:
I remember a tornado going down Venetian Drive in SW Atlanta near Ft Mac and Campbellton Rd in the 50's, I believe. I was an elementary student. Tore the roof off my parents home, and demolished then police Chief Jenkins home. It was Atlanta. Does that not count? Not many years later, there were others in SW Atlanta. Why are they claiming this is the first in Atlanta?
We lived on the other side of the street from the chiefs house on Venetian Dr., across from the Morrises.Remember the tornado well.
its global warming

Ranger, GA

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May 26, 2011
 
I live in downtown Atlanta,and there is DEFINITELY no "tornado alley" here.When I was a kid I saw...wait,ya'll hear that? It sounds like a train,and I don't live near any tracks!Oh shit,it's a tornado!!!Damn you George W. Bush and your global warming,damn you to hell!!!
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

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May 26, 2011
 
its global warming wrote:
I live in downtown Atlanta,and there is DEFINITELY no "tornado alley" here.When I was a kid I saw...wait,ya'll hear that? It sounds like a train,and I don't live near any tracks!Oh shit,it's a tornado!!!Damn you George W. Bush and your global warming,damn you to hell!!!
If GEORGE BUSH is powerful enough to create global warming, he could snap his fingers and 'just like that", make you smart.
Matthew

Cartersville, GA

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#22
Aug 3, 2012
 
Clark wrote:
Atlanta sits on a hill, so that's not the ideal place for movement of a tornado. However, like last week, one can hover and touch down anywhere.
When I was a child in the 70's, I remember a tornado destroying several houses in the Lakewood area. I suppose that is not the city limits.
Actually hills don't disturb tornadoes.
Matthew

Cartersville, GA

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Aug 3, 2012
 
FeedMySnake wrote:
gimme a break. one tornado hits downtown and you sensationalize and trun it into a story of "Atl is a tornado alley"? oh my, rook, it's Godzirra!!! Lun!!!
i should feed you to my snake.
http://feedmysnake.com/
actually, Atlanta was hit onece, but Fulton County and the Atlanta metro area have a lot of tornadoes.

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