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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I was kicked off my work from home internet around 11:10, and only just recently got my power restored. I looked at the Georgia Power outage map, and it seems like it affected not just big parts of Atlanta, but the whole state. Hope it doesn't happen again!

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Old Yesterday, 11:02 AM
 
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These things happen.

There was a high wind advisory yesterday, and combined with our trees and the saturated grounds, it didn't and won't take much to get power outages.

I know everyone wants visitors to see Atlanta in its Sunday best, but I think some of the reactions to these incidents with respect to Super Bowl impacts is getting to be too much.
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 PM
 
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These things happen.

There was a high wind advisory yesterday, and combined with our trees and the saturated grounds, it didn't and won't take much to get power outages.

I know everyone wants visitors to see Atlanta in its Sunday best, but I think some of the reactions to these incidents with respect to Super Bowl impacts is getting to be too much.

Good point! Citidata18, did you feel that wind though?!!?!?! OMG it was crazy...I can see why there were many outages. Not exaggerating when I say I can't tell when last I felt winds so strong. I legit made sure to walk as far away from the roads as possible. You'd think with all the tall buildings downtown it wouldn't have been so bad but good grief lol.
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 PM
 
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I know everyone wants visitors to see Atlanta in its Sunday best, but I think some of the reactions to these incidents with respect to Super Bowl impacts is getting to be too much.
This!! Good grief people.

It's windy as heck right now, that's why there's a few sporadic power outages.

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You'd think with all the tall buildings downtown it wouldn't have been so bad but good grief lol.
The buildings actually make it worse creating a canyon effect, funneling the winds down the street.
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Old Yesterday, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Saigon
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everyone panic.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
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Good point! Citidata18, did you feel that wind though?!!?!?! OMG it was crazy...I can see why there were many outages. Not exaggerating when I say I can't tell when last I felt winds so strong. I legit made sure to walk as far away from the roads as possible. You'd think with all the tall buildings downtown it wouldn't have been so bad but good grief lol.
Wind doesn't just stop because there's a building there. The air is going to move through either way. With the buildings, you've just created a smaller space through which the air can move, so it becomes stronger, not weaker.
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Old Yesterday, 03:01 PM
 
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Some of those outages are less than 5 or so customers. It's probably a fairly routine that the outage map looks like that even on a sunny day.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM
 
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This!! Good grief people.

It's windy as heck right now, that's why there's a few sporadic power outages.



The buildings actually make it worse creating a canyon effect, funneling the winds down the street.

Wow...I'm always learning something new on this forum! Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 09:18 PM
 
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Wind doesn't just stop because there's a building there. The air is going to move through either way. With the buildings, you've just created a smaller space through which the air can move, so it becomes stronger, not weaker.

Wow...so crazy. I won't lie though...the wind at certain times did feel good. It was rather warm that day. Yes, it very much contributed to a nice walk.
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Old Today, 06:03 AM
 
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The buildings actually make it worse creating a canyon effect, funneling the winds down the street.
Anyone who spent time in NYC knows exactly what that canyon effect is! On the upper floors of some buildings you can feel the sway and hear the wind howling outside.
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