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Tornadoes

Arlington residents search for personal belongings after a tornado destroyed homes in the area on April 3, 2012. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Toxic Waste A Big Issue In Tornado Storm Cleanup

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?

04/19/2012

Rockwall County Tornado. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Official: $17 Million In Public Costs For Storm Damage

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.

04/11/2012

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Tornado Cleanup Crews Warned To Look Out For Gas Lines

A warning for residents, volunteers and crews cleaning up damage from last Tuesday’s tornadoes — watch for natural gas lines. A number of dangerous natural gas situations were discovered during surveys of tornado damage in Lancaster.

04/09/2012

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Red Cross: Put Together A Disaster Supply Kit

The Red Cross is urging North Texans to be prepared when storms roll through. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster recommends that everyone put together a disaster supply kit ahead of time.

04/09/2012

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Tornado Damaged Elementary School Reopens

Drop-off Monday morning at Crosby Elementary School had a festive atmosphere. Students were welcomed back to the campus with hugs and high-fives. It was their first time back at the campus since a tornado hit the area last Tuesday.

04/09/2012

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck survey tornado damage on April 6, 2012. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Tornado Count Hits 16; Cornyn Tours Arlington Damage

The National Weather Service now says 16 tornadoes hit across North Texas on Tuesday. Today Senator John Cornyn joined Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, checking out the damage firsthand.

04/06/2012

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H.S. Softball Team Pitches In At Tornado Damaged Church

Kids nowadays. Often that statement is said with frustration or contempt, but it certainly can’t be used that way when speaking of the Lady Wildcats softball team at Dunbar High School.

04/06/2012

Rockwall County Tornado. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

UPDATE: Official National Weather Service Tornado Count Up To 14

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.

04/05/2012

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Off-Duty Officer Called Hero For Efforts During Tornado

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.

04/05/2012

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors With Royse City Devastation

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.

04/04/2012

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Mom Huddled In Bathtub With Daughters As Twister Hit

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.

04/04/2012

April Bridges pauses while digging through the remains of a house she was at when it was destroyed by a tornado on April 3, 2012 in Arlington. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

National Weather Service Confirms SW Arlington Tornado

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.

04/04/2012

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