Oliver Surry surveys ice storm damage to his home

Atlantans woke up this morning to freezing rain, snow, ice, and wind that downed trees and power lines leaving thousands of residents with no power across the region.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports nearly 60,000 Georgia Power customers are without power this morning. Temperatures in the Metro Atlanta area hovered around 30 degrees at 9 a.m.

The AJC reports that a tree fell on a house in northeast Atlanta, injuring an 88-year-old woman who was trapped in her bedroom under insulation and sheetrock.

Oliver Surry told the AJC he was asleep around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday when he heard “a loud noise on the backside of the house” on the 200 block of Martha Avenue.

“I got up and looked in my grandmama’s bedroom,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “She was up under a lot of insulation and sheetrock.” Surry said the noise was caused by an old tree falling on the house.

Surry said his grandmother, Liela Grier, suffered a small gash over her eye "and a little swelling," but she is alright and the house is still habitable.

Atlantans, already shell-shocked from the last Winter storm that paralyzed the South 2 weeks ago, emptied grocery store shelves of the essentials -- bread, milk, and eggs. Social media users tweeted photos of empty grocery store shelves on Monday and Tuesday, as anxious residents took heed of warnings from the national weather service of a "catastrophic" ice storm.

All schools across Atlanta were closed on Tuesday, and city streets and highways were deserted Tuesday evening. Some roads were closed as 2 inches of ice accumulated overnight. The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) urged residents to stay off the roads. But if you must drive, the GDOT suggests you use the 2 right lanes on the Interstate highways.

Referring to the ice storm as "historic," the weather service warned snow and ice will severely impact travelers and residents from Texas to the Carolinas.

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    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Sorry for this older woman :no: I don't wanna hear nothing about a storm that comes my way every other week tho :tea:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Imma need to know what condition this house was in previous to incident

    • cteastcoast

      Wow...I hate it up here so I can only imagine how much they hate it in the south

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss:

      Poor grannie. :(

    • MsB2u

      And I c Tn is having the same bad weather
      :angry:

    • Smonae

      San I hear ya, we get several inches every week & below zero temps :coffee:
      But I guess they not used to it & it dont help that the city not prepared

    • cteastcoast

      Please let this storm downgrade by the time it gets up here

    • weFukNorNah

      Smh.. dear mother nature.... U have fugged up my sex life

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Um... ok. :shrugs:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Smonae, hopped in my car today damn temp said -1. I still had to :steer: on to work

    • http://www.landofpure.net

      :coffee:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Something tells me that house wasn't right from the get :no:

    • cteastcoast

      @san where do live?

    • Smonae

      This weather is crazy tho,, we have hit all types of records and according to the Farmers Alamanac its gone be a brutal summer :no:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      @Cteast, MI

    • heartland

      Meanwhile in Cali ..we are still wearing shorts and flip flops, BBQ'n every night...

    • Diva

      This cotdayum Polar Express weather is not playing wif us!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      This is the first day in 3 weeks we will see above freezing temperatures, but we certainly haven't had to deal with 2" of ice. A couple of weeks ago, we had some freezing rain and everyone was scrambling to get home and stay there. Why? Ice is dangerous.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Lord not grumma :wail: glad she ok. My nerves would be done for :bite:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      So, yall heard Blake Griffin (the almost albino basketball player in the Kia car commercials) slapped Justin Bieber in Starbucks because Bieber came in there "topless" and cussing out the barrista?

      :coffee: <<water, I don't drink coffee

    • FuturedocDonte

      Meanwhile in Cali ..we are still wearing shorts and flip flops, BBQ’n every night…
      ----
      :mad:

    • http://youtu.be/5L1tr0PIx20 Alex ain’t never met no Martin LuthadaKing

      A tree crashing through a roof can destroy that area of the house whether the house is new, old, raggedy, or whatever.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      I be so mad we dont get snowed in. I don't like snow unless it's getting me out of work.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Duh

    • Diva

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      So, yall heard Blake Griffin (the almost albino basketball player in the Kia car commercials) slapped Justin Bieber in Starbucks because Bieber came in there “topless” and cussing out the barrista?

      :coffee: <<water, I don't drink coffee
      ------------------
      that lil wigga JB ain't in jail yet? :coffee:

    • http://youtu.be/5L1tr0PIx20 Alex ain’t never met no Martin LuthadaKing

      Hey Buttercup!!

      Yes, it's one thing when ice is on the street but it's a whole other level when ice is on trees and power lines. There are already thousands without power and they expect that number to grow throughout the day and night. I hope it doesn't happen to me.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      :cosign: @San. We got a foot of snow in about 24 hours last week. I thought I was taking a snow day, and my boss sent that work from home email. I just wanted to watch my court shows :wail:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss:

      #20 oh word? :lol:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @DIVA
      So, yall heard Blake Griffin (the almost albino basketball player in the Kia car commercials) slapped Justin Bieber in Starbucks because Bieber came in there “topless” and cussing out the barrista?

      <<water, I don't drink coffee
      ——————
      that lil wigga JB ain't in jail yet?
      ________________________

      That nigga ain't even American. They woulda labeled his azz a "terrorist" if his skin was a lil darker.
      :coffee:

    • cteastcoast

      JB hanging wit diddy and Ross now so he probably think he hard

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Bout to go watch some more of this lying @ss trial

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      I ain't ready!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.landofpure.net

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      So, yall heard Blake Griffin (the almost albino basketball player in the Kia car commercials) slapped Justin Bieber in Starbucks because Bieber came in there “topless” and cussing out the barrista?

      do what nih?? :popcorn:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss:

      So y'all see them fools on twitter wishing Kelly Roland happy birthday but posting a picture of Beyonce, or the picture had the both of them (or destiny's child) and everyone was cropped out except Beyonce? :rofl: #nochill

    • Apparition

      Blake need to start slappin some niggas on the court so they'll stop pushin him around. Once you tagged lame the game is follow the leader...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      I agree, Alex! That's why anytime it snows or ices here, I head to honey dips house. The power lines going to his place are burrowed and they have a backup generator at his building. I don't even know how reliable the power is at my place during a storm, because I never stuck around to find out.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @APP
      "Blake need to start slappin some niggas on the court so they’ll stop pushin him around. Once you tagged lame the game is follow the leader…"
      __________________

      Ioono. I think he has really improved and expanded his game this year. I think the CP3 injury has been a blessing in disguise because it forced Blake to be more assertive.

      He won't ever be Barkley in terms of attitude on the court, but neither was Duncan. If he bash one nigga one good time, all that chit will stop.

    • FuturedocDonte

      So y’all see them fools on twitter wishing Kelly Roland happy birthday but posting a picture of Beyonce, or the picture had the both of them (or destiny’s child) and everyone was cropped out except Beyonce? #nochill
      ----
      :lol:

    • MystyBlu

      As someone who lived the majority of my life in NJ I can say it's not about the temperatures or amount of snow we're getting. It's about the fact that there will be inches of ice that no one down here is prepped for. In the area I live there's nothing but trees and dangerously winding roads. Different type of asphalt down here too. Hell when it rains the roads are ridiculously slick! It's not fair to compare this storm to weather in the North or Midwest. It's a totally different situation when you don't even have adequate shovels and salt sold in stores and rescue teams are not ready. Hell Jersey was crippled by Sandy, not like other regions can't suffer from weather out of the norm.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss:

      "Don Lemon on Samuel L. Jackson/Laurence Fishburne mix up: 'People DO look alike!'"

      :facepalm:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :crying1:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      All my ATL Roses, look around your house :eek: If there's trees or electric poles near a certain part, move to another part of the house & just chill there :eek: because when the wood Snaps because of the ice being too heavy--It's gonna come down :eek:

      Also maybe you need to get cool with a handyman or mechanic or somebody like that that has a Generator for 'just in case' :eek:

      Be Careful :hug:

      AND YOU SR best have yourself at home SAFE on that fancy smancy couch of yours, and continue spitting them posts out :pc:
      :lol:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      “Don Lemon on Samuel L. Jackson/Laurence Fishburne mix up: ‘People DO look alike!’”
      ___________________________

      Man, that nigga Don Lemon having an inverse of the "White girl/black dyck" syndrome.

      That yt dyck got that nigga phucked up, literally. I bet that yt boy driving his car and using his credit too. :lol:

    • http://youtu.be/5L1tr0PIx20 Alex ain’t never met no Martin LuthadaKing

      Is Blake available to slap the shyt out of Don Lemon?!? Tired of azz always having something to say....the wrong thing to say at that.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :newpost: Thank ya

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @ALEX
      "Is Blake available to slap the shyt out of Don Lemon?!? Tired of azz always having something to say….the wrong thing to say at that."
      _______________

      That chit might turn Don on tho. He prolly toot his azz up waiting on that slap.

      :buttshake: <<<Don waiting on that slap from Blake

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      Mysty, those were my sentiments. :newpost:

    • renegadesince1985

      The Blake Griffin slapping Beiber is fake...it came from a satiric sports website.

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      Its pretty scary out but glad where I live we don't have a lot of trees and our electricity wires are buried underground! Thankful but praying for others! Ok I'm officially sick of this cold weather! :tea:

    • pointhimout

      I've been in Atlanta far too long and have seen way too many "winter storms" that I get pissed that the entire damn state shuts down over minimal amounts of ice. Yeah, yeah, we're not prepared. Well gadddamm, I've been here at least 20 years. How long does it take to get prepared? We get a winter storm every year. It's not like this happens once every 5-8 years.

      Yes, I get why people compare what they have to endure to the slight the state of GA goes thru. I grew up in Chicago and also lived in Milwaukee a few years. The lil kids still walked to school in several inches of snow on the ground and more falling as you slipped and slid ur way to school. The temperature can be 9 degrees outside or -5 below zero. It didn't matter; we got up and went about our day like normal.

      I'm over the nonsense that is the state of GA when it comes to this winter weather. I'm sitting downstairs watching the trees in my backyard dance. I suppose I can make a clean break if it appears one will fall on my house.

    • Jdore

      Being from the south certain words and phrases are not in our vocab Ex: "shoveling snow, __ degrees below zero, snow coats, etc". Now if you want to know about flooding, hurricanes, FEMA, or a tornado we got you

    • pointhimout

      @jdore LOL. That's funny.