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.
So this happened at ATL Hartsfield this evening. Minor damage reported. pic.twitter.com/3VmnPO5Ylj— Keith Stellman (@KeithStellman) May 5, 2017
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
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.
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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