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July 28, 2015

Senator’s Son Stuck in Atlanta Snowstorm

A snowstorm that shut down metropolitan Atlanta forced the youngest son of Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., to abandon his car and walk 10 miles in the cold.

“My youngest son abandoned his car and called me at 2 a.m., when he finally got home,” Isakson said when asked about the storm. “He walked 10 miles because you couldn’t move anywhere because everything was blocked.”

“I have three kids, they have a husband or a wife each, so there are six of them,” Isakson continued. “They have six cars, all six kids. Five of those cars had to be abandoned last night.”

“It’s a disaster, you’ve seen the pictures on TV,” Isakson said of the situation.

The storm dropped 3 inches of snow on the city and covered its streets with ice, causing traffic accidents and forcing many to abandon their cars, while others were stranded.

Isakson said the storm was forecast to head south of Atlanta, but ended up hitting the city more directly.

“The band that they predicted ended up coming about 60 miles north of where they thought it was going to come,” Isakson said. “Atlanta was going to be on the outskirts of it and ended up being the heart of it.”

He declined to pass judgment on the whether local officials should have been more prepared.

“I’m 600 miles away,” Isakson said. “I think the forecast was not as accurate…those kind of things happen.”

“I’ve lived in Atlanta for 69 years, this is the third storm of its type that I remember,” he continued.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a CNN interview that schools and businesses let people go at roughly the same time early Tuesday afternoon as the snow was starting, which overwhelmed the city’s roads. The performance of state and local officials has drawn some criticism.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said he too was concerned about the situation.

“All I know is what I hear and what I see on TV. I don’t know what in the world’s going on there,” Chambliss said. “I know it’s one hell of a mess.”

“Some of my friends have given me anecdotes that are not fun to have dealt with,” Chambliss said. “I don’t know … the cause of it other than snow. We don’t function very well in snow.”

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    Jan. 29, 2014
    10:08 p.m.

    What forecast had the snow arriving “60 miles south”? The last forecasts I saw before I left work at about 7 PM showed that all of the Atlanta area was going to get snow, only that it would be _stronger_ in the southern regions of the metro area. Example: – posted at 5:21 PM Monday afternoon

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