NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a rude awakening for North Texans Wednesday morning as severe weather and powerful winds moved through the area, causing widespread damage to homes and businesses.
Throughout the early morning hours, residents said they heard emergency sirens wailing to warn of the threat of damaging winds. There were no tornado warnings issued in the Metroplex during the round of storms.
There was damage seen throughout the area due to the damaging winds that reportedly reached up to 70 miles per hour in parts of North Texas.
Emergency officials reported damage to homes in Johnson County and tweeted pictures of a mobile home that overturned on to a car near Bramblett Road and Highway 4, southeast of Cleburne. A woman, Kim Howell, inside the home was injured and taken to the hospital.
Howell said she was awoken by the storm, and, as she was leaving for mother’s home, the house overturned on her. She suffered cuts and bruises but will be okay. She said this was the second time her home had been the victim of severe weather as she previously had one destroyed by a tornado.
There was also damage to homes and buildings in Godley. Pictures tweeted by Johnson County Emergency Management show debris spread across the ground and some even on a tree. There were no reports of injuries in this area.
There were as many as 120,000 power outages reported by Oncor in North Texas as the storms passed over the area.
Downed power lines near I-20 and Bowman Springs in Arlington, which impacted traffic on the service road. There were also reports of debris at I-20 and Cooper Street along with a three-vehicle crash that appeared to be weather-related.
The high winds appeared to have caused part of a roof of a warehouse near DFW Airport to blow off into its parking lot, damaging multiple vehicles. Witness Marcus Hawthorne captured video of the roof being blown off as the severe weather moved through the area.
Multiple planes at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport were overturned and damaged as a result of the strong winds in the area. The damage could be seen from aerials views courtesy of Chopper 11.
The airport estimated about 67 planes were damaged or destroyed by the severe storms. Thirteen buildings and hangar doors were also damaged. There were no reports of any injuries.