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Old 09-05-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I just got back down to the Space Coast in time for Irma. Now it's just a mater of playing the odds...
If it comes up the coast like some models are showing, you need to head over to Orlando.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Hopefully we'll be okay. Usually it weakens so much by time it reaches us. My concern is more down trees and tornadoes that such a storm could spawn.
I second that. Trees falling on houses and cars is a strong possibility. Hurricane Opal back in 1995 brought large trees down all over metro Atlanta. Even tropical storm winds can bring down large trees, coupled with drenched soil.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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I second that. Trees falling on houses and cars is a strong possibility. Hurricane Opal back in 1995 brought large trees down all over metro Atlanta. Even tropical storm winds can bring down large trees, coupled with drenched soil.
Yes! Our trees were a concern for us and they got handled. The neighbors' on the other hand...
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Middlesex County, MA
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I would say so. Personally, I'm driving up to Atlanta to avoid Irma. Atlanta is pretty much all booked now. The elevation and inland location, plus its status as a regional hub make it attractive to people in the Southeast avoiding natural disasters. The local economy will receive these kinds of boosts from time-to-time for sure.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We have about 110,000 Hotel rooms here, one of the top five cities in the U.S.

I'm just glad we don't have a big convention in town right now, it frees up a lot of rooms for evacuees. Seats on flights to ATL from almost all of the Florida Airports on the peninsula have just about evaporated.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:07 AM
 
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We have about 110,000 Hotel rooms here, one of the top five cities in the U.S.

I'm just glad we don't have a big convention in town right now, it frees up a lot of rooms for evacuees. Seats on flights to ATL from almost all of the Florida Airports on the peninsula have just about evaporated.
Glad it didn't happen last weekend


https://www.expedia.com/Hotel-Search...s=1&children=0

I see a few more rooms but they are being grabbed up quick @John Rose

Every hotel south of Atlanta is filled from Macon to Valdosta

Columbus is at 90% filled now. Atlanta is at 85% filled

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Old 09-06-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Glad it didn't happen last weekend


https://www.expedia.com/Hotel-Search...s=1&children=0

I see a few more rooms but they are being grabbed up quick @John Rose

Every hotel south of Atlanta is filled from Macon to Valdosta

Columbus is at 90% filled now. Atlanta is at 85% filled
Columbus is slammed right now. Florida plates are everywhere.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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95% now
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Sh**. Thanks for reminding me to get gas you guys.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Georgia is actually almost as bad as Oklahoma with tornados. Not so much the Atlanta area, but South Georgia.
Not necessary so! Metro Atlanta see's its fair share of Tornados, especially on the west side. Not sure how any one could forget the Tornado outbreak of 2008 and the one that came through and Destroyed Downtown Atlanta that year. It left the downtown area on Crutches and the Skyline was horrible Looking for well over a year to two years or so. The Cylinder Westin Peachtree Hotel almost met it's fate with that Tornado! They had to remake every piece of Glass for that Bldg. due to the curtain wall and Type of glass used due to age. Not to mention they thought the bldg. may have to be torn down due to a possible lean from the storm.. The CNN Center, Georgia Dome, and Centennial Park were all damaged.
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