Atlanta, Georgia is no stranger to catastrophe and is often disparaged because it is the Capital City of the South. That has never bothered a native of this gateway to the south. During all the civil rights strife, it was considered the city that was and is too busy to hate. Here is told the tales of how Atlanta has reached out to those fleeing Hurricane Irma while waiting for it to arrive as a Tropical Storm here. We know how to handle the travelers with southern hospitality. There is even a joke that on your way to Heaven, you will have to change planes in Atlanta.
As Written by Andrew West for the Constitution:
While the death and destruction of Hurricane Irma will reach Florida shores soon enough, the Sunshine State’s northern neighbors are putting on a clinic in Southern Hospitality.
Atlanta, Georgia – often referred to as the “Capital of the South”, is known for quite a few wonderful additions to the American landscape. Alongside the cuisine, the diversity of the culture, and being the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, Atlanta has granted American popular culture some its most sought after staples: The legendary Waffle House, pioneering hip hop group Outkast, and not one, but two of the world’s most incredible beer heists.
Now, however, as it has done in the past with Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, Atlantans are opening their arms, homes, and attractions to fellow Americans who are being ousted by the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
Reeling from the always busy Labor Day weekend that brings literally millions of visitors to the capital of Georgia for football games and comic book conventions, Atlantas are once again ready to dish out a deserved distraction for the displaced…….
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