UPDATED: 12/26/15 10:15 p.m.


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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Residents have been on high alert as tornado warnings, and at least one tornado that storm chasers say touched down, moved through the Dallas area Saturday. A tornado watch was put into effect for North Texas until 8 p.m. early in the day and then was extended to 11 p.m.

A very preliminary count indicated 11 tornadoes hit the Dallas area Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. That number is likely to change.

Around 5 p.m., four separate storms had tornado warnings. Watch the live stream of storm coverage here.

Garland police said, as of 9 p.m., four people had died. Officer Mike Hatfield said police were still working an active scene at President George Bush Turnpike and I-30.

CBS11 Storm Chasers spotted a tornado that touched down in the DeSoto/Glenn Heights area, where storms damaged at least two mobile homes and a church in the area.

Members of the Ovilla Church of the Nazarene prayed amid the rubble.

(Photo: Andrew Greenstein - KRLD)

(Photo: Andrew Greenstein – KRLD)

Storms moved north through Dallas, causing the National Weather Service to initiate more and extend existing tornado warnings. Around 7:30 p.m., Oncor reported 346 active outages affecting 70,427 customers.

Ground stops were put into effect at Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Security at other areas, such as the NorthPark Center, told people to shelter in place.

This is a developing story. Follow CBSDFW on Twitter for live updates.

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