Tornado Touchdown in Atlanta: Georgia Storm Photo & Video

Tornado Touchdown in Atlanta: Georgia Storm Photo & Video


The Atlanta skyline sits beyond Turner Field before the start of the New York Mets versus Atlanta Braves during the Braves home season opening game at Turner Field April 6, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta escaped major damage after meteorologists and trackers reported a tornado touchdown in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia, which also threatened Gwinnett County.

A tornado watch remains in effect for the Atlanta metro area until 4 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. The warning is in effect for Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Troup, Upson, Walton, Warren and Wilkes counties.

Here’s what you need to know:

Meterologists Said the Tornado Could Have Caused Substantial Damage in Atlanta

Meteorologist Matthew Cappucci emphasized that Atlanta residents were fortunate that the tornado did not cause major damage.

“I want to stress just how lucky downtown #Atlanta was moments ago. They won’t always be so lucky,” he wrote on Twitter. “It appears the tornado made it as far east as where the Perimeter meets I-20. Tornadoes can – and do – hit major metropolitan areas. There’s no protective bubble over cities.”

Others chimed in with their experience of the tornado warning.

“When I was fixing breakfast, I noticed that the rain had stopped, then the lightning started getting very frequent and intense, then a tornado warning was issued for Atlanta,” a person responded on Twitter.

Super scary a.m. in #Atlanta. #Tornado touched down 3 miles from my house!

#Tornado watch has been issued until 4pm EDT for parts of Georgia and east-central Alabama. A few tornadoes are possible, along with wind gusts up to 70 mph.

A Tornado Near Yazoo City, Mississippi Was Captured on Photos & Videos

“Crazy close tornado video from drone. I had to make a quick getaway and drone didn’t make it as it got caught in the inflow and I lost connection as tornado was cutting me off from the drone. #mswx #tornado,” a storm chaser wrote on Twitter.

“Large multi-vortex tornado in Yazoo County, MS just south of Yazoo City earlier tonight. Video shows tornado forming and then quickly going to wedge and crossing the road in front of me. @weatherchannel #tornado #mswx @JimCantore @StephanieAbrams,” a person wrote on Twitter.

“LARGE & STORNG TORNADO INCOMING TO SE side of Yazoo City, MS. @NWSJacksonMS,” another person wrote.

“Another image of the Yazoo City tornado that happened earlier,” another person wrote on Twitter. Absolutely insane.”