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Did You Pray For The Destruction Of The Airline Industry During Sunday Mass? Atlanta Airport Goes Dark! 500,000 Souls Stranded....

Time line of events

9:38 CST dxv515 prays for the destruction of the Airline and Space Industries at the Consecration  and Elevation of Host during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass;

Simple prayer: Please Lord do not let the men in the airline and aerospace industries prevail....

Two Hours Later (11:38 CST)  Georgia Power noticed outages in their system at the airport. Discovers a fire. The Atlanta Fire Department responded within minutes and took about an hour to extinguish the electrical fire.

1:06 pm The power went out in several parts of the airport.

3:15 pm -- Major airlines are canceling flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the aftermath of a major power outage Sunday afternoon.

3:22 pm -- The FAA has extended the ground stop to at least 4 pm, and says between 80 to 100 jets are parked on the taxiways, waiting for gates.

3:37 pm -- According to the U.S. Customs and Border southeastern division, all international flights heading into Atlanta are being diverted to other airports.

3:53 pm -- Southwest Airline has canceled all flights into and out of Atlanta for the rest of the day.

4 pm -- Airport officials say they are still working to restore power at the airport. The ground stop continues, and there is no timetable for when flights will be allowed to resume. The exact cause of the power outage is still under investigation. Many inbound flights to Atlanta are being diverted.

4:31 pm -- Delta has issued a travel waiver for passengers affected by the power outage.

4:43 pm -- A friend of 11Alive reporter Natisha Lance says partial power has been restored in the International Terminal via a generator, but none of the monitors are on. She says people are “surprisingly calm” because “no one knows what is going on.” No one has told them anything.

4:44 pm -- Atlanta police are sending extra manpower to the airport to assist with crowds.

5:12 pm - -Delta says it is deplaning aircraft that have not been able to depart due to the power outage.

5:41 pm -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is preparing a statement on the airport power outage.

5:50 pm -- Atlanta fire officials are on scene and have received no official reports of fire or smoke. A spokesperson is aware of tweets about smoke at the airport, but so far nothing has been found.

6:29 pm -- A Delta executive has told 11Alive that the airport is being evacuated and that passengers are being urged to use MARTA.

6:33 pm -- MARTA says its airport service has not been interrupted by the power outage, and that is has buses and trains available to assist. However, MARTA officials have not been asked by airport officials to assist in any evacuation.

6:35 pm -- Georgia Power expects power to be restored to Atlanta airport by midnight. Here is the utility's full statement:

"Georgia Power continues to work closely with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport personnel onsite to restore power to the Airport as quickly as possible. Assessment and repair efforts are well underway at this time and the company expects to have power restored to the Airport by midnight tonight.

"Georgia Power believes the issue may have involved a fire which caused extensive damage in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility. The fire was safely extinguished by fire crews before Georgia Power could enter the area to assess damage and begin repairs.

"The event impacted not only the underground facilities, but also substations serving the Airport and, while the cause is not yet known, Georgia Power’s system responded by isolating areas where equipment wasn’t operating correctly to ensure safety and minimize damage. No personnel or passengers were in danger at any time.

"Georgia Power has many redundant systems in place to ensure reliability for the Airport and its millions of travelers - power outages affecting the Airport are very rare."

6:47 pm -- An employee from an 11Alive sister station who is on a plane grounded at the airport says planes are now being unloaded. "People are being told to wait in line for the Delta phones," our Tegna source says. "There are no representatives from Delta aside from the random pilots willing to speak to people. Terminal A has emergency lights and someone just said Terminal B emergency lights just came on."

6:50 pm -- Gov. Nathan Deal is sending two teams comprised of 24 Georgia state troopers to assist at the airport

7:33 pm -- Atlanta fire rescue says all flights at the airport have been cancelled.

7:34 pm -- City officials say power at Concourse F is back on.

7:42 pm -- Delta has canceled all flights into and out of Atlanta.

7:40 pm -- The Federal Aviation Administration says it will retain normal staffing in the air traffic control tower throughout the night. Air traffic controllers will be ready to handle flights as soon as they resume.

7:53 pm -- 11Alive reporter Christie Etheridge says cars are being allowed into the airport's lower level.

8:07 pm -- MARTA says it is prepared for extra riders leaving the airport and asks that riders be patient as trains and buses will likely be more crowded than on a typical Sunday night. It has not added extra buses to our service.

8:27 pm -- MARTA has added additional trains to its north/south line from the airport and additional buses at its College Park station. "We are also on standby to help with any evacuation if the city/airport request our help," the agency said. It is also offering complimentary fares for people stranded at the airport.

8:30 pm -- Delta says it has canceled 900 flights as a result of the airport blackout. It is continuing to deplane passengers.

8:59 pm -- During a live press conference, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says there is no evidence to suggest the fire that caused the airport blackout was the result of criminal activity.

9:37 pm -- Delta has canceled 300 flights on Monday as a result of today's airport blackout

10 pm -- City officials have mobilized the Georgia International Convention Center and will provide shuttle services for anyone who needs a place to stay for the night. Chick-fil-A is providing food for passengers.

10:15 pm -- Mayor Kasim Reed says all passengers have been deplaned.

10:42 pm -- Georgia Power says repairs are "well underway" in restoring power to the airport.

11:19 pm -- Power has been restored in the atrium and Concourses T, A and B.

11:35 pm -- Mayor Kasim Reed says Chick-fil-A has provided 2,000 meals to stranded passengers from today's blackout.

11:46 pm -- There is free parking at the Atlanta airport until 8 am Tuesday for those impacted by the blackout. 11:56 pm -- Mayor Kasim Reed says all power has been restored to the airport.

12:56 am -- First flight takes off from Atlanta airport after blackout.

1:10 a.m. -- 11Alive's Bill Liss reports that lines are now moving through security and Delta is checking folks in.

3:30 a.m. -- According to Atlanta Airport's Twitter, TSA checkpoints have been reopened and passengers with a ticket dated for Sunday, December 17, are asked to reprint their ticket before being processed through security checkpoints.

5:15 a.m. -- Concessions are opening, passengers are urged to check with their airlines for updated flight information.



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