The phones at storm shelter companies immediately start ringing after any deadly tornado outbreak and that’s exactly what’s happening here in North Texas.
In preparation for expected severe weather in the greater metroplex area, the American Red Cross tested its recently unveiled Digital Operations Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at its 4800 Harry Hines Blvd. location.
There are reports of a tornado touching down in Collin County, near Farmersville. The possible twister would have spawned from severe weather that blew through the town of Krum.
After seeing the destruction from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, some Texans are thinking about their own safety. Phones have been ringing off the hook at Texas companies that sell or install in-ground safe houses or shelters.
The deadly storm system that spurred some 12 North Texas tornadoes moved from west to east. The storm system that took lives in Granbury and caused devastating property damage in Cleburne eventually moved through the city of Ennis.
American Airlines and its regional affiliate have canceled dozens of flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after tornadoes hit North Texas.
As North Texans prepare for storm season, the American Red Cross today launched its official Tornado App. The free app, available in English or Spanish, offers access to local and real-time weather information.
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.
The National Weather Service said a record 4.37 inches of rain was measured Thursday at the McAllen airport.