Strong storms moving through the Atlanta metro area damaged several buildings and flipped nearly a dozen planes Sunday night at the Henry County Airport in Hampton, Georgia, WSB-TV in Atlanta reports.
One of the planes was reportedly moved 100 yards due to wind, the station reported.
The cause of the damage could be the result of a microburst, the National Weather Service in Atlanta said.
Looks like a microburst to us. MT @PhotoZorn: Storms flip planes at Henry Co airport. Was it a tornado? pic.twitter.com/2MgPZahm82— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) September 8, 2014
No evidence of rotation on radar (KFFC/TATL) near Atlanta South Regional Airport (Henry Cnty); planes flipped by microburst. #gawx— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) September 8, 2014
Slow-moving storms formed in the afternoon and evening hours, which produced localized damaging wind gusts across the Southeast along with flooding downpours, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
Hampton is about a half hour south of Atlanta.
Earlier this weekend, the National Weather Service confirmed that microbursts hit the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Hollis, New Hampshire on Saturday according to CBS Boston.