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A man can be seen through broken windows as he talks on a radio at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta Friday, March 14, 2008. A severe windstorm ripped through downtown Atlanta Friday night, downing trees, breaking windows and tearing holes in the roof of the Georgia Dome while the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was in progress. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

ATLANTA - Crews hauled broken glass and furniture out of downtown streets Saturday and homeowners surveyed damage caused by a possible tornado that caught residents and basketball fans by surprise. See Tornado Rips Atlanta

More thunderstorms headed across northern Alabama toward the city Saturday. "We're bracing for another round of whatever mother nature throws at us," said Lisa Janak of the state emergency management agency.

The National Weather Service posted a tornado watch for a large area of Georgia, including the Atlanta area, plus portions of South Carolina and Alabama, and a warning was issued for a part of northern Alabama.

At least 27 people were hurt Friday night, though no injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

All downtown events scheduled for Saturday were canceled, including the St. Patrick's Day parade.

"It's a mess," Janak said.

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Photos Showing Scope of Damage in Downtown Atlanta

Photo: Water pours down the steps at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Friday, March 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
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