**FIRST EMAIL**/FIRST Championship Update

Greetings Teams:

This weekend, the Atlanta area was struck by severe weather including a tornado in the downtown area. As a result, two people were killed and significant damage was done throughout the area. FIRST would like to extend our sympathy to the families of those who have suffered the effects of the storm, as well as the officials involved in the recovery effort.

Also, as a result of the storm damage, weekend events at the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia World Congress Center were disrupted. We are currently working with officials at the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, and the City of Atlanta to assess what impact this might have on the *FIRST *Championship scheduled for April 17-19.

We will provide information to the *FIRST *community as soon as it is available. Updates will be posted on our website at www.usfirst.org under the “Atlanta Storm Damage Update” headline.

Go Teams!

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