Category: winter-storms-2014 - Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

Winter shutdowns had a brutal impact on some small businesses in Atlanta

Here’s just one example: payments using Square plummeted 70% during last month’s storm

When all of us are hunkered down at home, it means no one’s going out for drinks or dinner or a haircut or to a gallery opening. For hourly workers, small retailers, and people in the food and service industries, the shutdown of metro Atlanta—twice!—in a month means millions in lost revenue. Read more...

#iceATL: In which Atlanta makes the most of it

Some of the best snow (ice) day photos

This time around, most people stayed home ahead of the storm, or at least got home in a reasonable time. So those who still have power (or at least, charged cell phones) have been celebrating the rare sight of frozen Atlanta. Read more...

#iceATL: In which Atlanta runs out to the store

The prospect of a second snowpocalypse spawned a whole subgenre of social media posts.

Okay, after being trapped in gridlock two weeks ago, and the dire warnings of a storm of historical proportions this week, can you blame Atlantans for freaking out? Evidently, when bad weather looms, we all crave carbs. Here's a collection of the best of the pre-storm "surge at the supermarket" photos, now a social media specialty of its own. Read more...

Atlantans figure out ways to exercise in cold weather

Snow and ice won't keep them idle

Serious exercisers aren't put off by the doom and gloom snow, rain, and sleet hitting Atlanta. They find ways to hit the streets, ride bikes, or lug laundry in order to get their exercise fix. Read more...

A storm do over for Deal and Reed?

With another winter blast headed for metro Atlanta, the governor and mayor are working hard to redeem themselves.

For parents this latest weather crisis means more snow days, cabin fever, and scrambling for childcare—the APS, DeKalb, and Fulton school systems already announced closures. For businesses, the storm means more disruption. For Deal and Reed, on the other hand, the prospect of ice, rain, or sleet falling from the heavens is a heaven-sent opportunity for a political do-over. Which means that voters will be watching their response as closely as the governor and mayor are watching the skies. Read more...