VIDEO: Reported Tornado Rips Through Canton – Images From CBS 11 Storm Chaser Jason McLaughlin
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A possible rain wrapped, multi-vortex tornado moved northeast of Canton, heading toward Grand Saline.
There were no reports of injuries during the round of severe storms in North Texas Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The tornados were part of storms that swept across North Texas.
Lowering clouds with broad circulation quickly led to sirens going off and tornado warnings for Dallas, Denton and Parker Tarrant counties in the early afternoon hours.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were also in effect for North Texas as the round of storms made its way through the area.
Controllers in the tower at alliance airport evacuated the tower at 1:15 p.m. as that tornadic cell was moving near the airport.
To the west of the airport, straight line winds ripped down fences, tore through trees and pulled shingles off of roofs. Debris cluttered some yards while people hunkered down in stairwells at work for safety.
The storm appeared to move from the northern areas of Tarrant County and east into Denton County, passing through cities like Saginaw and Keller. Both Southlake and Grapevine were in the path of the storm’s area of concern, too.
CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar captured video of a possible rotation in Keller.
A tornado watch was issued for most of North Texas until 8 p.m. as the storms moved through the area Wednesday.