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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday morning the mayor of the City of Forney, Darren Rozell, signed local papers to declare the city a disaster area.
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.
Hundreds of flights at DFW International and Love Field were delayed or canceled today.
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.