A look back at the tornado that ripped through downtown Atlanta 15 years ago

  • Source: WSB-TV ABC 2 Atlanta
  • Published: 03/15/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Many will remember the tornadoes that wreaked havoc in downtown Atlanta and across Georgia on March 14 and 15, 2008 – leaving many iconic Atlanta buildings damaged. There were at least a dozen tornadoes reported in Georgia that weekend, including one formed in the middle of the downtown’s tourism district that Friday night, a first in the city’s recorded history. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz was at the station on this fateful day in 2008 for more than seven hours tracking the tornado outbreak alongside Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Emeritus Glenn Burns. “It might be the wildest 24 hours for weather in Atlanta history. Just a chilling sight from our airport tower cam,” Nitz said.


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