Dallas – The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Dallas on Sunday night that led to structural damage and power outages for thousands. The Twister was created by a huge, powerful storm system that pushed through Texas and crashed into northeastern states.
According to a release from the city of Dallas, there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries in Texas on Monday at 12:20 pm, but when the system was pushed up through Arkansas, one person was killed when a tree fell on their house in the extreme Northwest of the state, near the Missouri line. The Arkansas Emergency Management Office confirmed the first fatality in Benton County early Monday morning, nearly 500 kilometers northeast of Dallas.
Meteorologist Jason Godwin said the radar confirmed that the Twister hit the ground near Sunday's Love Field Airport and moved northeast through Dallas' moving evening. Local media reported that several homes and businesses in Dallas were damaged, power lines were dropped and branches were strewn across streets. The city said there are reports of gas leaks north of Walnut Hill in northern Dallas. Police and fire department inspected damaged buildings.
CBS Dallas reported significant damage to a home-deposit business. The video shows the front of the shop with a twisted mess of crumpled metal. The major roads in Dallas were polluted by the storm and left a major cleanup for the work teams just hours before rush hour on Monday morning.
The Texas Office of Emergency Management reported that seven people had sustained life-threatening injuries when an 18-wheeler overturned and several others pushed vehicles.
Seven people escaped building that collapsed in northwest Dallas, but Dallas Fire-Rescue searched to see if anyone else was inside, spokesman Jason Evans said. The WFAA reported that a grocery store collapsed in a storm, but the clerk told the station that everyone in it had made it safe. 19659009] MY EMPLOYEE WITH THE DALLAS TORNADO 🌪
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The storm occurred when several heavy storm guards and alerts covered parts of four counties, including Dallas County The city of Sachse, a northeast suburb of Dallas, said six houses had suffered "heavy wind damage after storms swept through the area on Sunday night." Four houses remained uninhabitable, but no injuries were reported.
Dallas police said officials in one part of the city went door-to-door to check on residents  The Dallas Independent referred to extensive damage to the University School District canceled Monday classes at six schools: David G. Burnet Elementary School, Leonides Gonzalez Cigarroa Elementary School, John J. Pershing Elementary School, Walnut Hill Elementary School, Edward H. Cary Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High school. The Episcopal School of Dallas has also canceled the lesson. The schools are all located in northwest Dallas.