Monday, May 20, 2013
A church known for protesting at soldiers’ funerals held Saturday a demonstration to praise a tornado that caused devastation in a college town. Tell us if you think the church is deserving of its media attention or the efforts of counter-protesters.
Wherever this church goes, controversy and attention seem to follow. The Westboro Baptist Church has long been known for picketing the funerals of American soldiers as members believe those men and women died because of homosexuality “and other sins of America,” according to one of their latest press releases. One of the latest protests put on by members of the Topeka, Kansas-based church occurred Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the University of Alabama campus. Church members were there, according to a report from The Tuscaloosa News, to proclaim that the April 27, 2011, tornado had been the wrath of God. “God in His infinite kindness, wisdom & mercy WARNED YOU! He sent His whirlwind to Tuscaloosa … killing 36 (including 3 students), …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nearly 500 homes and commercial properties in Bartow County were damaged as a result of the EF-3 that ripped through Adairsville and continued to Gordon County.
Monday, February 4
Tornadoes that struck Georgia last week caused an estimated $75 million in insured losses, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. "That figure will rise as new claims are reported," Hudgens said in a release. "Damage to the Daiki Corporation manufacturing plant in Adarisville was quite extensive." A final count late this week indicated 442 residential structures and 30 commercial properties—not individual businesses—in Bartow County were damaged, The Daily Tribune News reports. Twenty-two homes and six commercial properties were completely destroyed.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to help you decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims.
BBB Atlanta offers tips on how to choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed after your home is damaged in recent storms.
Wednesday's tornado killed a man in Bartow County, and heavy rains caused accidents and flooding on roads throughout Cobb County and metro Atlanta. The day’s weather also was enough of a threat to lead officials with Cobb County Schools to cancel extracurricular activities. If you have photos or videos of Wednesday’s weather or its effects, we invite you to upload them right here. If your home was damaged during the recent storms to hit Georgia, use these tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to ensure you choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed: