UPDATE: Official National Weather Service Tornado Count Up To 14

photo15 UPDATE: Official National Weather Service Tornado Count Up To 14

photo of tornado from Dewayne Coleman

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Experts with the National Weather Service (NWS) continue to gather information on Tuesday’s storms. On Thursday, the NWS concluded that two weak tornadoes touched down in Irving and in Grand Prairie, and another one in Dallas near Skyline High School.

The three newly declared EF-0 twisters bring the official tornado count for Tuesday up to 14.

The new information isn’t hard to believe for some residents in Lancaster. On Thursday Dallas County officials declared the area a local disaster. In all, they say some 300 homes and businesses in the county were damaged or destroyed.

Besides Lancaster, two other North Texas cities, Arlington and Lancaster, received extensive damage.

The NWS now considers the City of Forney the hardest hit area. Officials say the tornado that touched down there was an EF-3 and had winds of 150 miles an hour.

As the residents of Forney try to pick up the pieces of their lives other North Texans are apparently stepping in to do anything they can. In fact, officials said donation at the Forney collection site have been pouring in at such a rate that excess items are going to be sent elsewhere.

Forney is now collecting their excess supplies and taking those items to other North Texas communities impacted by Tuesday’s tornadoes. The first extra supplies will go to Royse City.

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More than 400 homes and business were damaged in Arlington. Thursday city officials allowed more workers into hard hit areas to cut fallen trees into logs and assist with debris removal.

The twister that hit in Arlington was an EF-2 with winds of about 135 miles and hour.

Teams with the National Weather Service continue to travel from area to area, inspecting damage from Tuesday’s storms and making official determinations as to what type of weather event occurred there and how strong it was.

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One Comment

  1. susan says:

    oh great..it this a foreboding of the rest of the spring? this is just april, and may and june are stil to come..they did say huriicane season will not be as bad this year!..hmmm..long drought and very hot summer laast year,no fall weather to speak of and very little cold or snow in the short winter..

  2. CrustyOldGuy says:

    Since DISD has set a 4:15 release time to chase the children out into dangerous weather, I’ve been trying to find a time line for the storms, you know, a specific time when each twister touched down. How can any government entity or even a responsible adult in a position of trust with our children call parents to come pick up their kids in a tornando outbreak or the kids will be turned out into the weather? There is something fundamentally wrong with DISD’s disaster policies.

  3. Ed says:

    Little did I know that big rigs trailers could fly. I guess GOD indeed can make incredible things happen. To ALL the Al Gore and this country’s scientists deniers, let’s just pretend that it never happened.

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