Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tornadoes rip through Dallas

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Lancaster, Texas (CNN) — Rescuers plan to search the Dallas area again today for anyone trapped after violent tornadoes flattened homes, sucked up tractor-trailers and sent debris swirling in the air.
Between six and 13 tornadoes may have touched down in north Texas on Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Dallas-Fort Worth said. The number is an estimate pending a survey and damage assessment.
There are no reports of deaths so far, according to the mayors of Dallas and Arlington.
Three people were taken to a hospital in Arlington and at least 150 homes were destroyed, said Mayor Robert Cluck.
“We’ve dodged a bullet,” he said. “We’ve done the primary search. We feel as though we have everybody now, but they won’t give up until they have done all the other searches.”
Residents described scenes of horror and devastation.
“It was like ‘The Wizard of Oz,'” said Gwen Dabbs, who was not able to make it to an interior room before the storm blew her windows out. She huddled in a corner of her living room covered with blankets as the tornado passed.

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