Storm rips holes in Georgia Dome

March 14, 2008

ATLANTA (AP) -- A severe storm ripped two holes in the side of
the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta during the Southeastern
Conference tournament, halting the Alabama-Mississippi State and
sending fans fleeing for the exits.

The teams were sent to the locker room while those who remained
at their seats looked anxiously toward the roof. The game was
stopped with Mississippi State leading 64-61 with 2:11 left in

It wasn't immediately known if a tornado struck the 16-year-old
building, though a roaring noise was heard inside when the storm

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.

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