tornado aftermath

we’re reeling here after a tornado hit our county this afternoon. i got called about severe weather and got to the station around 11:15 a.m. at that point, weather forecasters were saying a storm was coming from alabama but was dissipating and breaking up. around noon, while i was doing the news, the sky got really dark and the storm really picked up. my station manager arrived soon after i got off the air, and until about 3 p.m., he and i were on the air letting our listeners know what was going on. our studio looks out on the street, and it was amazing to watch the sky change almost instantly. i’ve never seen a storm like this before. we saw everything that you hear will happen during a tornado. we found out after the fact that the weather forecasts on tv, which we had muted, said that it was heading right to the heart of downtown cartersville, which was where we were. i’m really glad we didn’t hear that because i would have freaked out.

now, it’s on to writing our story for tomorrow so we can get home. we’ve had a lot of reports of power outages in the area where we live, so i’m anxious to get home and see if we lost power. i hope we didn’t because the media relations rep at georgia power told me it won’t be back on until late tomorrow night or monday morning.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Connie says:

    We’ve been glued to FOX 5 News for the last 3 hours or so. I saw where they said it was in Carterville & I immediately thought of you & Joe & hoped you were ok as well as both your families. They say there’s a tornado warning in GA til 1 AM so I hope & pray it doesn’t get too bad.

  2. Kendra says:

    So glad to hear you guys are ok. Dh and I were in Cartersville at Nelson’s Furniture store when it hit. Scary stuff!

  3. Lisa says:

    Glad to hear you are ok. In Nebraska, we see this sort of stuff a lot in the Spring. It’s always scarey.

  4. alyndabear says:

    Yikes, so scary. I’m glad that you guys are okay – and hopefully that the damages around your area weren’t too bad.

  5. Jess says:

    That’s so scary! I’m glad you guys were okay.

  6. Sarah says:

    so glad you guys are all right! i’ve never heard/seen a real tornado before, though we always get tons of warnings for them in the spring.

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