Something is going on in Atlanta.

The power has been out at the Atlanta airport for six hours.  People have been trapped on the tarmac during that time.  Inbound flights were diverted.  Some articles are describe the atmosphere as “pandemonium”.

This seemed very strange to me since it was my understanding that airports usually had significant redundancies for power.  However, I am by no means an expert on how airports are run.  So I started researching.  Here are some online comments:

And then there’s this rather ominous tweet:

Unless something has changed, Atlanta is the biggest hub airport in the country.  It seems like there’s a high probability that something strange is going on here.  Very disconcerting.


UPDATE:  This has gone from disconcerting to scary: