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Can Atlanta survive another snowpocalypse?
In late January 2014, just under three inches of snow—and, more specifically, the ice that followed—crippled metro Atlanta, shutting down the region’s economy and forcing people to sleep in stranded cars, stores, and community centers. What if history repeats itself?
You know when you’re an Atlantan when . . .
We posed this question to our readers. Here's what they told us.
A modest proposal to get Amazon’s HQ2 in Atlanta: Make stuff up
Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
Shock, then memes: How Atlanta reacted to the I-85 collapse
When a massive blaze caused a segment of I-85 near Piedmont Road to collapse, Atlantans were stunned. We still don't know what the future holds, but we're armed with plenty of memes.
Snow coming to Atlanta? Everyone to the Kroger, quickly!
Because the entire city needs milk and bread. Right now.
Anything can happen at Waffle House—including good deeds
If we've learned anything from Waffle House, it’s that almost anything can happen. Like in January, when a woman stripped naked in a Kennesaw WaHo. But not every surprise is a bad one.
Groundhog vs. Groundhog: Who predicts better, Punxsutawney Phil or General Beauregard Lee?
Punxsutawney Phil may call Bill Murray a friend, but Georgia has its own weather woodchuck, General Beauregard Lee. On February 2, the groundhogs will emerge from hibernation to determine whether we’re due for another Snowpocalypse. Which rodent is the more reliable forecaster?
Meanwhile at Waffle House: Keeping the lights on, even in disaster
You might recall that last January, Atlanta was paralyzed by two inches of snow and resulting gridlock, with one notable exception: Waffle House. No local store closed during Snowpocalypse 2014.
2014 in Atlanta, as told by 14 #weloveATL Instagram photos
There’s more to cellphone snaps than selfies and documentation of everyone’s dinner. In 2012, photographers Brandon Barr, Aaron Coury, and Tim Moxley created the hashtag #weloveATL to curate Instagram shots for a gallery show. The label has become a badge of civic pride, with Atlantans tagging more than 100,000 photos.
Snowpocalypse taught us a few lessons—how to outfit your car for the next eighteen-hour commute (don’t forget a bucket to pee in!); how social media can accomplish what government cannot (thank you, Michelle Sollicito, creator of the SnowedOutAtlanta Facebook page); the best way to sleep on the floor of a CVS (diapers make good pillows).