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.
An officer with the Dallas Police Department is being called a hero after getting dozens of people out of harm’s way during Tuesday’s storms.
Tuesday’s storms spread a path of destruction across North Texas; several businesses and homes near Royse City were destroyed. Wednesday, in the mist of the devastation, there were stories of miracles and neighbors helping neighbors abound.
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.
Wednesday morning the mayor of the City of Forney, Darren Rozell, signed local papers to declare the city a disaster area.
What was expected to be an afternoon of storms with heavy rain and possible hail quickly turned into tornado emergencies for cities across North Texas. Simultaneous storms in Dallas and Tarrant counties produced what are believed to be multiple tornadoes.