Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tornado hits CNN Center in Atlanta

A tornado has swept through Atlanta, Georgia, USA, slamming trees into cars and homes. A number of people have been injured, 8 according to CNN. The tornado swept thrown the city at around 21:45 local time disrupting a college basketball game and damaging the building that houses CNN. One witness told CNN’s Don Lemon, “it was like being in a movie”. Damage is extensive, but is relatively localised to a few hundred square metres [CNN]. National Weather Service officials said they were unsure if the 60mph [97 km/hr] winds in the city were caused by a tornado.

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