Yesterday afternoon, before Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression, a driver in Northern Georgia experienced the dangers of sharing the road with an inland tropical storm up close.
This is something you’d see happen to, like, Wile E. Coyote or something. Except the tree would say “Acme” on it. And it would happen in Arizona, not North Carolina.
An epic battle of superior strength and endurance ensues as Mother Nature's devastatingly windy beast takes on one of man's most unstoppable forces, an 1880 ton, 12 car freight train. Full report on the aftermath below.