Hurricane Irma Open Thread

4:10p: Video of tree down and Clairemont/Scott Blvd intersection closed from Fox5.

4:03p: Report of structure fire in 100 block of Shadowmoor.

3:27p: Check gbkgwyneth’s comments in the comments section of this post for the latest reports of trees down across Decatur.  

3:20p: Just lost power on Nelson Ferry Rd.

3:13p: Outages climbing fast now.  Up to 4,800+ without power in 30030.

3:05p: Reports of trees down on Melrose, the 700 block of Sycamore and at Huron & Champlain.

3:02p: 7 mins later, 3800+ without power in 30030 according to GA Power.

2:55p: GA Power is reporting that currently approx. 3,000 residents in 30030 don’t have power.  Currently the map is showing that much of Oakhurst is without power.

2:32p: Reports of a tree down on a house on Madison Ave.

UPDATE X: Traffic light out at Commerce and West Ponce.

UPDATE IX: After hearing a transformer blow, now hearing reports of a tree down near Oakland and Fairview in Decatur.  Outage map shows over 500 customers in the area now without power.

UPDATE: VIII: Photos on Twitter of a huge tree down in Winnona Park

UPDATE VII: Steve reminds us that you can always check GA Power’s Outage Map if you want to see reported power outages in the Decatur/ATL area.

UPDATE VI: Decaturish has a good summary of incidents around DeKalb County so far today from the weather.

UPDATE V: Southwest has cancelled all flights after 1p today.  Delta has cancelled 800 ATL flights and leaves the door open to cancel more.

UPDATE IV: MARTA will not be running on Monday.

UPDATE III: City offices are closed tomorrow.  Also would assume many businesses will be closed, but we just saw that Little Shop will be closed tomorrow

UPDATE II: Decatur has cancelled trash and recycling pick up for Monday.  Tuesday pick up still TBD.

UPDATE I: City Schools of Decatur have announced they will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the Hurricane.


Alright Atlanta/Decatur – time to pull together for another big weather event.  Use this thread to discuss any Hurricane related topics.  I’ll try to post updates of relevant news as I have it.

There are a lot of ways to get info these days – unlike the early days of this site – but we’ll try to keep this thread focused on the weather system coming through, so it can serve as a mini one-stop-shop.

If you haven’t read the city’s list of reminders and important #s, make sure you do.

Take all the necessary precautions and be safe, neighbors.