Dome on Chattanooga Airport terminal damaged by strong winds
As a series of thunderstorms popped up Tuesday afternoon, a microburst swept over the Chattanooga Metropolitan Aiport and removed a section of the terminal's roof.
Channel 3 viewers shared photos of the partially naked rotunda, with shards of what appeared to be insulation peeking through.
Channel 3 Chief Meteorologist Paul Parys says the damage may have been due to a microburst, a sudden downforce of wind. He explained that the airport sustained a 56mph gust during the event.
Crews were seen on the perimeter of the building, surveying the damage.
No injuries were reported, according to a Facebook post from the airport.
The airport is still open for business but passengers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airline.
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