"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
Sous Chef
 
jeninga75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Augusta, Ga
Posts: 721
Tornado in Atlanta? Naaaaaa...

So I'm sitting here scoffing at the tornado watch for my area (Augusta, Ga) going by at the bottom of my TV screen. I look outside and would say it's partly cloudy, if that. Go to my Comcast homepage and see this.

Six miles of downtown Atlanta...

Anyone here from Atlanta? Did it affect you?

__________________

__________________
If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? ~Author Unknown
jeninga75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
Jeff G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
I work in a public assembly area. What good would warnings have done? What to you do with 18,000 people in just a few minutes???
__________________

__________________
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
A warning in the arena would have caused a panic and you would have had people getting trampled to death in the rush to get.... well where would they go anyway??
Kinda freaky though, I live 8 miles from downtown Chicago and I always assumed my area was to urban to allow tornadoes the ability to form... now I wonder...
__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 09:12 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Urban has nothing to do with it, Maverick. But you all don't have that many tornadoes up there. No point in worrying about it.
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 04:21 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff G. View Post
I work in a public assembly area. What good would warnings have done? What to you do with 18,000 people in just a few minutes???
In an enclosed arena nothing should have been done, however if it was a week ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway that would have been totally different. As seen in the past AMS and tornadoes aren't a good mix. Atlanta Motor Speedway | Media | Tornado Gallery

Fortunately there were no people there at the time it happened.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.