Tornado Rips Through Atlanta

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    March 15: Part of a building now rests in the street and on parked cars the result of a possible tornado which struck the area late Friday night, in Atlanta. No deaths have been reported, however the severe weather forced the Southeastern Conference to move from the Georgia Dome to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech.

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    March 15: People walk away from the Omni Hotel which received damage from a tornado which struck the area late Friday night, in Atlanta.

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    March 15: Blown out windows can be seen behind the rubble of a heavily damaged building which was caused by a tornado which struck the area late Friday night in Atlanta.

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    March 15: Mizar Turdiu of Mountain Lakes, N.J., walks back to the convention center in Atlanta after checking some damaged windows at the Omni Hotel left by a tornado which struck the hotel and surrounding area Friday night.

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    March 15: William Lynn of Covington, Ga. talks on his cell phone while looking at the damage to his car from a tornado which struck the Atlanta area late Friday night.

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    March 15: Workers move debris ripped from Philips Arena out of the street after a tornado struck the venue Friday evening leaving its mark on downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

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    March 15: A construction worker begins the cleanup from a tornado which struck the area late Friday night in Atlanta.

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    March 15: Ben Rhoades, left, takes photos of the damage to the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts in Atlanta. At right is Megan Kyker. A strong wind storm damaged the lofts and other areas of downtown Atlanta on Friday night, with more thunderstorms headed toward the city Saturday.

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    March 15: David Esarey of Atlanta stops to look at the damage to the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts in Atlanta. A possible tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta Friday night, injuring more 20 people and causing millions of dollars in damage. More thunderstorms headed across northern Alabama toward the city Saturday.

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    March 15: The roof and much of the side walls on the top floor of the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts are open to the sky in Atlanta after heavy winds roared through Atlanta Friday night, causing more than 20 injuries and millions of dollars in damage.

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    March 14: The Philips Arena sign was damaged after a severe storm ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, injuring several people and damaging skyscrapers, hotels and two major sports arenas that were filled with thousands of pro and college basketball fans.

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    March 14: A man carries his girlfriend on his back as they walk through the debris outside the CNN Center in Atlanta after a severe storm blew through the area, injuring several people and damaged skyscrapers, hotels and two major sports arenas that were filled with thousands of pro and college basketball fans.

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    March 14: Water pours down the steps at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Weather officials say a storm packing winds up to 60 miles per hour has struck downtown Atlanta, damaging high-rises, hotels and two packed sports arenas.

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    March 14: People walk through the debris outside the CNN Center in Atlanta after a wind storm blew through the area, injuring several people and damaging the Georgia Dome and other surrounding buildings.

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    March 14: A high seating area of the Georgia Dome shows damage that was caused by high winds near the end of the Alabama Mississippi State basketball game in Atlanta. A severe windstorm has ripped through downtown Atlanta, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress. Numerous windows were broken at CNN Center during the Friday night storm, and there was also damage at nearby Philips Arena.

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    March 14: A man can be seen through broken windows as he talks on a radio at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta. A severe windstorm ripped through downtown Atlanta Friday night, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress.

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    March 14: Debris can be seen through broken windows at the Omni Hotel. A severe windstorm ripped through downtown Atlanta Friday night, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress.

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    March 14: An injured woman is tended to inside the motor lobby of the Omni hotel in downtown Atlanta following a storm.

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    March 14: Barricades are overturned in front of the Georgia World Congress Center, next to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Friday, March 14, 2008. A severe windstorm has ripped through downtown Atlanta, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress.

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    March 14: A high seating area of the Georgia Dome shows damage that was caused by high winds near the end of the Alabama Mississippi State basketball game in Atlanta. A severe windstorm has ripped through downtown Atlanta, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress.

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    March 14: A high seating area of the Georgia Dome shows damage that was caused by high winds near the end of the Alabama Mississippi State basketball game in Atlanta.

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    March 14: Power poles lean in a precarious position across Auburn Avenue of downtown early Saturday morning after a possible tornado touched down. possible tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, smashing skyscraper windows, sucking furniture and luggage out of hotel rooms, crumbling part of an apartment building and rattling the rafters of two major sports arenas filled with basketball fans.

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    March 14: One of the staircases next to the Georgia Dome is littered with building debris caused by bad weather in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was halted due to damage to the dome.

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    March 14: Barricades are overturned in front of the Georgia World Congress Center next to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Southeaster Conference basketball tournament was halted due to storm damage to the dome.

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    March 14: People walk through the debris in Atlanta after a wind storm blew through the area, injuring several people and damaging the Georgia Dome and other surrounding buildings.

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