As of 1 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power had reduced the number of outages to 5,205 in both Fulton and DeKalb counties following Tropical Storm Irma. Crews have been working around the clock since Monday’s storm caused widespread damage. You can see the outage map at this link.

Atlanta Police are preparing to manage crowds and traffic related to Music Midtown this Saturday and Sunday in Piedmont Park. Thousands of people are anticipated to participate in activities and events in the area of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive, where the Music Midtown event is set to take place. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. on both days are scheduled into the evening hours. Parking around the venue is extremely limited, which means officials will be ticketing and towing illegally-parked vehicles. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA or other alternate modes of transportation. In addition, there will be road closures primarily in the area of 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe Drive starting Saturday at 8 a.m. Event goers are encouraged to call 9-1-1 or approach a police officer if they see any suspicious activity or a suspicious package left unattended.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, LifeLine Animal Project and Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) will join forces to host a mega adoption event for hundreds of animals looking for new homes in the wake of hurricane Irma. The event will take place on both days from noon to 6 p.m. at the Atlanta Humane Society’s temporary emergency shelter, located at 1425 Market Blvd in Roswell. Adoption prices vary among organizations, however all LifeLine Animal Project dogs over 25 lbs. will be available to adopt for $40, including spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations. To see pictures of available animals FCAS animals, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.