Heavy rain and floods took dozens of North Texas drivers by surprise — leading to more than 40 high-water rescues in Fort Worth. In the course of a few hours, firefighters responded to more than 200 calls for help.
Light rain showers are expected late Tuesday night, but they won’t be anything like what blew across North Texas on Monday. Tuesday afternoon workers were busy repairing damage done to homes by the high winds and lightning strikes.
High winds caused damage in west Dallas. A church off Westmoreland, near Canada Drive, had the exterior wall of the building blown away. The CBS 11 Radar indicted winds as high as 80 mph in some places, as the storms came through.
An overwhelming feeling of loss from the devastation of deadly tornadoes was lessened somewhat by thousands of volunteers in Arkansas. Among those bringing hope was a North Texas disaster relief group.
Fifteen people are now confirmed dead in Arkansas -– 11 of them killed by a monster twister that wiped out two towns near Little Rock. CBS 11 News is live in Mayflower, Arkansas.
December’s ice storm left North Texas battered and bruised. Now we’ve learned we’ve been left out in the cold again — footing all the repair bills.
With much of the ice thawed from last weekend’s storm many homeowners in North Texas are turning to cleaning up their storm-damaged property.
Homeowners across North Texas are still picking up from this week’s storms. But as they start to clear debris they might get hit again, but this time the damage is aimed at their pocketbook.
Residents in the city of Garland are still cleaning up storm damage. But while the a/c units of the South Garland Baptist Church lay smashed on the ground, church members spent the evening right where they wanted.
Right now, the number stands at $250 million. According to the Insurance Council of Texas, that is the amount of insured damage caused by the multiple tornadoes that moved across North Texas on the May 15.
Today officials in Oklahoma are estimating the deadly tornado that tore through the city of Moore damaged or destroyed as many as 13,000 homes. As it stands, the Oklahoma Insurance Department is estimating damage somewhere between $1.5 and $2 billion.
As the day goes on CBS 11 News crews in Oklahoma have seen and heard stories of heartbreak and hope.