DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Damage from weekend storms continue to plague the Dallas Independent School District. This morning administrators announced classes are again being cancelled at seven campuses.
It was confirmed Tuesday that a total of nine tornadoes touched down across North Texas over the weekend. One of those twisters, an EF3 with winds up to 140 mph, struck near Dallas Love Field Airport and cut a swath of destruction across the city.READ MORE: Dallas Neighborhood Crime Spike Has Many Questioning, 'Is Uptown Going Downhill?'
Wednesday DISD officials said continuing power outages forced the closure of the following schools –
- Edward H. Cary Middle School
- George Bannerman Dealey Montessori
- Benjamin Franklin Middle School
- Hillcrest High School
- Kramer Elementary
- Joe May Elementary
- Francisco Medrano Middle School
Administrators further said that students and staff from Pershing, Burnet and Cigarroa Elementary Schools will hold classes Wednesday at the Loos Field House.
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JUST IN: At 10 a.m., staff from Franklin and Medrano need to report to their schools; Cary staff should report to their new assignments at that time.
Additionally, staff at Dealey, Hillcrest, Kramer and Joe May do not report today.
— Dallas ISD (@dallasschools) October 23, 2019
In addition to causing a wealth of damage to schools across North Texas, the weekend storms destroyed homes and businesses and at it’s peak knocked out power to more than 150,000 Oncor customers.