Saturday, March 29, 2008

Atlanta under state of emergency, new storms pound north metro


Atlanta under state of emergency, new storms pound north metro

In the aftermath of the first recorded tornado to hit downtown, Mayor Shirley Franklin signed an order Saturday declaring a state of emergency for the city.

Franklin will request that Gov. Sonny Perdue provide disaster assistance, she said at a noon news conference. The city will be working with Georgia Emergency Management Agency, as well as FEMA.

The other latest developments:

— Much of north Georgia, including metro Atlanta, is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service said late this morning.




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