I Was Affected by the Rare Tropical Storm in Atlanta…

Rarely does a tropical system retain the strength of a tropical storm in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area — but as the winds were howling and gusting for a few hours through the middle of the night, one knew that this was not going to be a typical day once the sun rose in the morning.

I Was Affected by the Rare Tropical Storm in Atlanta…

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Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

I am one of the approximately one million people in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area who has no electrical power due to Tropical Storm Zeta — and the photograph shown above shows the culprit, which is a downed power line due to a part of a tree that fell overnight during the storm.

Additionally, at least three people have already died in the state of Georgia.

Hurricane Zeta became the eleventh landfall of a named tropical system in the United States within one year, which is a new record.

Not realizing that I was going to be affected, I had been covering the progress of Hurricane Zeta here at The Gate during the past week prior to its second landfall near Cocodrie in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane last night, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon Central Daylight Time:


Yes, things could be worse — a whole lot worse — as at least no damage occurred where I am based; so the frustration of being without electrical power is a minor inconvenience at best…

…but I wanted to keep you updated as to why I have not been posting any articles within the past 24 hours — so thank you in advance for your patience.

In the meantime, I intend to write an article with more information and photographs pertaining to my experience with Tropical Storm Zeta.

All photographs ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

7 thoughts on “I Was Affected by the Rare Tropical Storm in Atlanta…”

  1. Nathan says:

    Don’t forget to read your own post for updates on weather in your area 😉

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That would seem obvious, Nathan.

      Actually — in all seriousness — my electric power rarely goes out; and when it does, it usually is recovered quickly.

      This time around because of the downed power lines, it will take a more significant amount of time…

  2. NB_ga says:

    Goodness! Sorry to hear you are without power. Yes, you are correct in that it could have been much worse but it is irritating nonetheless.

    My suburban Atlanta house was blessed with just the rain and intense winds with no ill after effects.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I am glad you survived the storm, NB_ga, and that all is well with you.

  3. r m h says:

    i live up in northern georgia and i had five trees fall down over the dirt driveway to get to my house. amazingly and thankfully, my power went out several times, but never for more than five minutes.

    but wow! those winds were whipping!

    i hope your light bulbs are now lit.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I had no idea that you were located in northern Georgia, r m h.

      No — my light bulbs are not lit; and they likely won’t be lit for quite some time.

      I am glad to read that you weathered the storm well. Looking on the even brighter side: if those five trees are hardwoods, then they will be great firewood for the coming winter…

  4. Jeannine says:

    Be safe! Hope you’ve got propane for the grill.

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