Wetumpka brings in NYE with Meteor Drop

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The City of Wetumpka brought in the New Year with their Meteor Drop.

At the Meteor Drop there was something for everyone to enjoy from a live band playing as well as activities.

Event organizers say the meteor has a significant meaning for the city of Wetumpka. When dinosaurs walked the Earth, 84 million years ago, a Meteor the size of Bryant-Denny  or Jordan-Hare Stadium penetrated 2,000 feet into the coastal area of the United States at Wetumpka and created a 2.3 billion ton TNT explosion which is equivalent to 175,000 Hiroshima size Nuclear Bomb.

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