Dallas Tornado Causes Major Home Damage
October 21, 2019
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate locations sustaining home damage:
– Dallas (Dallas County)*
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– Richardson (Dallas, Collin counties, 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085)
– Rockwall (Rockwall County, 75032, 75087)
– Sachse ( Dallas, Collin counties, 75048, 75098)
Severe storms ripped through the South Sunday night into early Monday, spawning a damaging tornado in Dallas and contributing to the death of one person in Arkansas.
The National Weather Service said at around 9:30 p.m. CDT that it had visual confirmation of a tornado on the ground in northern Dallas. The tornado was first reported near Dallas Love Field Airport.
No deaths or serious injuries have been reported from the tornado as of early Monday morning, the city of Dallas said. Three people have been hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.
Local media outlets reported several homes and businesses were damaged, power lines downed and tree limbs were scattered across roadways. The city said there were reports of gas leaks north of Walnut Hill in north Dallas. Police and Fire-Rescue were assessing damaged structures.
Oncor reported nearly 140,000 customers were without power as of early Monday morning in north and central Texas. About half of those outages were in Dallas County.
Seven people escaped a structure that collapsed in northwest Dallas, but Dallas Fire-Rescue were searching to see if anyone was left inside, spokesman Jason Evans said. WFAA reported that a convenience store collapsed in the storm, but the clerk told the station that everyone who was inside made it out safely.
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