NWS: Tornadoes touched down at Atlanta airport, Dekalb County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least two tornadoes touched down in metro Atlanta on Thursday. 

ATLANTA -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least two tornadoes touched down in metro Atlanta on Thursday. An EF-0 tornado touched down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, while another EF-0 tornado touched down in DeKalb County.

The tornado touched down at the North Cargo Bay on the north side of the airport around 9:12 p.m., and picked up 8 to 10 cargo bins that weighed between 250 and 500 pounds, the NWS said. Several of those bins landed on the roof of a 60-foot neighboring building.

The tornado's path was about 200 yards long and 50 yards wide.

A photo showing a funnel cloud hovering over Delta planes at the World's busiest airport has ripped through social media.

Keith Stellman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service posted the photo, saying he received it from Fulton County Emergency Management. 

Amazingly, operations were not impacted and there were no reported injuries.

Friday morning, a spokesperson for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shared photos of the damage from a restricted area. The damage was contained to the North Cargo area of the airport 

PHOTOS: Tornado damage at Atlanta airport

Later Friday, the NWS confirmed that an EF-0 also touched down in DeKalb County around 9:40 p.m. This one touched down northeast of Avondale Estates. Its path was about 1.1 miles long and 80 yards wide. It snapped several trees. 

More damage from other storms on Thursday:

Over in Savannah, WSAV-TV provided the following video of a possible tornado  taken at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge around 6:10PM on May 4, 2017.

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