Atlanta is all too familiar with the unexpected transportation catastrophe.

In 2014, we had Snow Jam. People piled on the interstates - a million people stuck trying to flee the snow. The metro got just under 3 inches but folks were stranded for up to a day.

Fast forward to March 30 of 2017 - the I-85 bridge collapse. A massive fire under one of Atlanta's major arteries caused the bridge to fall. It was closed to traffic for more than a month creating a traffic nightmare throughout metro Atlanta.

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And now we have the power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson that left thousands of travelers stranded and flights canceled - all because of a fire underneath the terminals.

Despite a long list of odd transportation travesties, Emory University finance professor and economist Tom Smith said he doesn't think they'll have much of a long-term impact on the city's reputation.

"I don't think they have any, actually," he said. "I mean, Atlanta is a large metropolitan area - five million plus people - and all types of issues are going to surround metropolitan areas. You've got weather, you've got bridge collapses. Of course, these don't happen in every city, but it's not like Atlanta is like a podunk little town."

He added that all of these major catastrophes were resolved quickly.

"People expect the towns are gonna have issues of these sort and so I don't think anybody's going to say, well, we shouldn't do business in Atlanta because they can't handle themselves."

And that's good news - especially with Amazon potentially coming to Atlanta.