It’s been two days since an EF-2 tornado tore through Lancaster—turning rows of neat and tidy homes into piles of exposed lumber, brick, and debris.
On Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) concluded that on Tuesday two weak tornadoes touched down in Irving and in Grand Prairie. The newly declared EF-0 twisters bring the official tornado count up to 13.
Perry toured Lancaster by air Thursday and spoke to local officials.
Governor Rick Perry will be in Lancaster on Thursday, touring areas that were devastated by powerful storms and tornadoes on Tuesday afternoon.
As the sun set over a the devastated neighborhood, residents found themselves picking through what little they had left after yesterday’s fierce tornado.
Many North Texans spent the day Wednesday cleaning up from Tuesday’s tornado outbreak.
One of the twisters that tore across southern Dallas County directly hit the City of Lancaster. Damage and debris in the city is so expansive that a mandatory, citywide curfew began at 7 p.m. Tuesday night and ended at 7 a.m. today.
North Texas is reeling on Wednesday morning after tornadoes destroyed hundreds of homes on Tuesday and left about 10,000 people without power.
Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for her supporting role in “The Help.” She played a Mississippi housemaid during segregation. Two women in Dallas say they lived the experience.
A man is dead and a house destroyed following an overnight house fire in Lancaster.
Officer Craig Shaw was killed in the line of duty as he responded to an assault on Father’s Day in 2010.
Livestock lovers and even some rural homeowners near Lancaster are fretting over a water source that’s going away. An inexpensive water dispensing pay station in Lancaster is set to shut down on October 1.