Large, violent tornado moves through Dallas
The ingredients for severe thunderstorms were expected to be in place, and a level 3-of-5 "Enhanced Risk" of severe weather was designated for parts of those states.
As of 11 p.m. EDT, the worst of the storms had impacted the Dallas, Texas, area.That's where multiple tornado warnings were issued, including one for the city itself just after 10 p.m. EDT. That storm produced a confirmed tornado on the north side of city, and reports of widespread damage immediately ensued.
That's a very populated area with a significant amount of infrastructure and busy roadways.
Photos, videos and damage reports are flooding social media as of late Sunday evening. The situation will continue to develop into Monday as the damage is assessed during the daylight hours.The National Weather Service in Fort Worth, Texas, included in their tornado warning text the following:
"You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction is possible."It's not just the Dallas area being hit hard by severe weather. Numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings have been issued across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana over the course of the evening.
Additional severe weather, including the threat of tornadoes, is expected to continue throughout the night.
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