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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Be careful what you wish for

One installment of The Weather's Channel's dreadfully bad "It Could Happen Tomorrow" series -- which imagined the worst-possible natural disasters in densely populated areas -- focused on the notion of a tornado tearing through downtown Dallas.

Computer animation showed high-rise buildings being damaged, windows being blown out and showering the streets below with dangerous spears of glass, cars getting tossed about on pedestrian-filled streets, and other such horrors.

Well, it did happen. Yesterday. Except it was in downtown Atlanta, home of -- wait for it now -- The Weather Channel.

The irony was too good to ignore.

Thankfully, by the way, there were no life-threatening injuries in the Friday night storm.



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