Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scary Saturday

Hey everykitty! As some of you know, we live in the nothern suburbs of Atlanta and our Mommy actually works in downtown Atlanta. What some of you may not know is that last night, around 9:45pm, a tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta, not far from where Mommy works.

We wanted to let everyone know that we are okay! Thankfully Mommy had left work only a couple of hours before the storms hit. We got some very scary and loud thunderboomers, and the storm that caused the tornado just barely skimmed us and went south of us into the city. We are okay and since Tybalt and his Mommy live north of us, we are sure they are fine too!
So far they are only reporting minor injuries due to the tornado and we think it is a miracle that no one was badly hurt or killed. The storm hit the largest tourist area of the city and there were two basketball games going on at the Georgia Dome and at Phillips Arena, as well as a few conventions at the hotels that were severly damaged. However, even more storms are forecasting for the Atlanta area this afternoon, so we are purring and purring that they are not as bad as we got last night - especially since Daddy just discovered that we have a leaky roof here at home!

26 comments:

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I am glad everyone is okay there. Tornadoes are a very scary thing. I know, because we get them here too. Hopefully the storms will stay away from you and the Black Furball will be able to sale out on the tide in time for Captain Jack's birthday party!

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Captain Jack & Sir Dante,
We is SO glad to hear you is all okay! How very skeery! We can't imagine what it must have been like...thunderboomers make us all go run and hide...but a tornado would be just awfuls!

We will say a prayer for everybody in Atlanta!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad to hear that everyone is okay. I hope that your roof is able to get fixed--particularly as it sounds like lots of folks may have that sort of problem.

SophieKitty said...

I'm glad you and your fambly are ok. Hope the storms pass quickly.

Daisy said...

Wow, I did not know about that. How scairty! I am so glad you are all safe.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Captain Jack, Dante and family, we are so glad you didn't get any damage from the tornadoes! We we will purr for calmer weather. We would be scared, too!
Your FL furiends,

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We sawed dat on da nooz last night! We was glad when dey said der was only minor injuries, but, ooooo, da damage to da bildings and stuff is horrible.

Jan said...

We're glad you're okay. We heard one went through Atlanta last night. We live south of there and we're still under a tornado watch. We guess you are too. Be safe.

Jan's Funny Farm

Artsy Catsy said...

We heard about this on the news, and we're so happy to hear you're all okay, and Tybalt, too! We get lots of tornado warnings here in Indiana, but aren't tornados kind of rare in your area? Well, I guess nothing is rare anywhere these days ... the weather is so weird.

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We heard about the tornado-thingies. We aint nefer seen one, but they seem horribel! We is glad ta hear ya all are OK...

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we is glad efurrybody there is ok an' the furball is still afloat. now you unnerstans why we has been known to hide in corners unnerneath stuff if mom sez the t-word. thank goodness you wasn't blowed away! we wants FAIR winds for your parTAY, not foul!!

PB & J said...

Oh my stars! We're so glad to hear that your Mommy is ok! Hopefully the storms are all done and all is well for tomorrow's party!

Derby said...

Glad you guys are OK. Mum had the basketball game on so we sorta knew about the bad weather.

Purrs for everyone down there!

Tiger Lily said...

We are so glad your Mommy got home safely and you are all OK!! We hope your roof gets fixed before more storms hit. We had some scary bad winds that took off part of our roof this week.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad y'all are okay. Mom says that tornadoes are very scary. We hope that the rest of the storms that are predicted miss you.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Karen Jo said...

Tornadoes are very scary. I am glad that your Mom had left work before it hit. I am very glad that you are all OK. I hope the rest of the bad weather doesn't do any damage where you are.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oh my! We are so glad that you are OK. We didn't realize you were fellow Georgians!

Nana was very scairty because she saw the forecast and heard the warnings and was afraid they were coming here too. We are "way down south" in Valdosta.

Eric and Flynn said...

We came by to wish you a happy purrfday, but we didn't know about the tornado. We's just reeleeved that efurrybuddy is all right.

The Meezers said...

oh thank goodness you is all ok!!!

TT said...

Oh thank the cats you all's are okay. I heard tornados are very scary. (Mom Bean lived in Georgia for awhiles and did not likes them then either.)

HAPPY St. Patricks Day and of course a Happy BIRTHDAY to Capt Jack!

Sassy Kat said...

I heard about the terrible tornado that went to through Atlanta. It seems like the wrong time of year for that and I didn't know that you could have tornadoes down there. I am so glad that you all were OK.
Want to with you a Happy St. Patrick's Day and hope you are having a little bit of Irish fun.

DEBRA said...

Oh Captain Jack

YOU were what my mind raced to first when I heard that a tornado hit Atlanta. IT was so scary to see all of that on the talking box and see all that devastation...we are so glad that you and your family is safe and sound. We know how frightening those storms are.

Now it's time to get on board and set sail the Black Furball....

Happy happy purrday my dear sweet mancat!

Your devoted lady pirate
Miss Boo

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Glad you are ok!

The Crew said...

Glad to hear you're OK.

Hey, we thought you guys lived outside the US and had you linked under "international" kitties. We'll change you to "US" kitties.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Happy Birthday Captain Jack!
We are glad to hear you all are ok!
We'll be right over furr the party!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so glad your family is okay, and especially that your Mommy was at home and not at work. That was very scary.