Sunday, March 16, 2008

About the storms

Wherein less than two weeks ago tornadoes passed not much more than a mile from the house and no one checked on us


I've gotten a couple emails seeing how we're doing after CNN and downtown Atlanta was hit with a freak storm. That was 20 miles away, so we're fine. The tornadoes that killed a couple people yesterday afternoon were 20-30 miles away in the other direction. We were glued to the weather reports during the morning because a slight dip to the south would have brought all mayhem right on top of us. But other than some rain and spooky skies we got nothing.

We did end up driving near downtown Atlanta during the afternoon and it was eerie seeing all the blown out windows on the high rises. We were in the Little Five Points area for the They Might Be Giants family show -- which was a lot of fun and really geared towards the kids. As The Wife commented "I listen to my headphones louder than this." They did toss in a couple songs for the parents, but it isn't like they have an extensive catalog of NC17 material. When it looked like they were finishing up their encore, we could see one of the Johns having a discussion with a stage manager. He came back to the microphone and announced "we're going to do a couple more songs. You parents will understand later when you watch the news."

When we walk out about 15 minutes later, there's a light rain, though based on the amount of water running down the street we just missed the torrential downpour. Our group had a couple of frantic calls about another tornado near downtown, however we never heard a mention of this while listening to the weather reports. Still, nice of the band to keep us out of the worst of the rain.

3 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

Yes, other than "Atlanta area" my address is not given.

3/16/2008 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger XWL said...

Glad you and yours made out OK.

They Might Be Giants, fun band, and concerned citizens, is that really Rock n' Roll?

3/16/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

I thought about emailing you but I knew you didn't live in the downtown area from something you wrote a couple(?) of years ago after some other storms went through the Atlanta area. So I assumed that unless you had been REALLY unlucky you were fine.

3/16/2008 08:24:00 PM  

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