Crews to survey storm damage, confirm tornado touchdown in metro Atlanta

Mar 20, 2018

Damage in the Jumpers Trail neighborhood in Fairburn suffered significant damage overnight.
Credit Atlanta Red Cross

The threat of severe weather is over, but Georgia residents, especially those in Haralson and south Fulton counties, are waking up to serious damage.

Officials with the National Weather Service will investigate today whether the damage was caused by a tornado or tornadoes.

A Dense Fog Advisory was in effect until 10 a.m. for much of North Georgia, according to the National Weather Service and the Haralson County School District posted Monday night that classes would be canceled Tuesday because damage from fallen tree limbs makes bus transportation impossible in some areas.

Georgia Power reported just after 11 a.m. that 179 active outages affected 6,052 residents, most of whom were in the metro area.

While no fatalities were reported, an Atlanta Red Cross team was on the ground Tuesday morning in Fairburn, where homes in the Jumpers Trail neighborhood suffered significant damage. Volunteers also responded to an eight-unit apartment fire in Jonesboro to provide emergency assistance for food, shelter and other essentials for 17 people, the organization said.