There’s no question the tornadoes that tore across North Texas the first week of April left a path of destruction. Now, one North Texas city is lending a helping hand to residents that lost so much.
In the neighborhoods of southwest Arlington, you can see the remains of destroyed garages, their walls collapsed and roofs ripped off. In that rubble you can also see lots of damaged or emptied shelves. So, what happened to the things stored in those garages?
The state’s emergency management chief says tornadoes and storms that slammed North Texas last week have cost public agencies almost $17 million so far.
“My high school kids had no idea what was going on around them,” parent Tiffani Hendrix complained.
Several hundred homeowners in Arlington are assessing damage to their homes today, picking up the pieces of what’s left, after a tornado struck in the city. Lisa Repstock huddled in the bathtub, with her two young daughters as the storm hit.
It’s been confirmed. The storm that hit southwest Arlington was indeed a tornado. A survey team from the National Weather Service made that assessment.
The city says as of today it is setting up “controlled access points” into the affected areas. If you don’t have a permit, you’re not getting in.
Tornado drills are a right of passage for children in North Texas. As storms moved across the metroplex Tuesday afternoon, thousands of school kids began executing their tornado drill procedures…only this time it wasn’t a drill.
Many area residents will be requiring assistance from contractors after Tuesday’s storms. But consumers should watch out for potential scammers.
Arlington was among the areas hit hardest by Tuesday’s devastating storms. Nearly 500 structures have been damaged in some way.
North Texas is reeling on Wednesday morning after tornadoes destroyed hundreds of homes on Tuesday and left about 10,000 people without power.
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