ATLANTA. -- There were several radar-confirmed tornadoes in metro Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. One man captured video of swirling debris in the heart of Atlanta at exactly that moment.
Rain began to fall in and around Metro Atlanta punctuating weeks of dry weather. But it also brought with it a new element - the possibility of tornadoes.
Jason Chaifetz who was in Buckhead around the time a large wind whipped up some debris caught some of the dust-up on his phone. He shot the video in the area of Big Ketch.
A National Weather Service survey crew has since confirmed that an EF 1 tornado rolled through the Buckhead community on Wednesday.
The storm snapped several large pine trees in a residential area along Margaret Mitchell Court before tracking to the east-northeast snapping and uprooting additional large pine trees near the intersection of Northside Parkway and Moores Mill Road NW.
The storm continued snapping several more trees at their bases along Northside Drive NW. The tornado then moved slightly to the east doing additoinal tree damage along Marne Drive and Arden Roadn NW.
It continued on the ground until lifting in the area of West Paces Ferry Road and Habersham Road NW dropping several additional trees.
The tornado had an estimated peak wind speak of 90 mph.
Elsewhere in metro Atlanta, three other tornadoes were confirmed by survey crews.
Cobb County near Six Flags Over Georgia and Mableton Road saw an EF1 tornado with 100 mph winds touch down, toppling trees and ripping the roof off of at least one industrial building.
Another EF1 tornado was also confirmed in Commerce, Ga. in Jackson County. The storm spawned 90 mph.
An EF0 tornado with winds of 80 mph was also confirmed in north Fulton and south Forsyth counties.
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