Tornado Causes Major Damage in Dallas; Dozens of Schools Closed

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) — Residents in Dallas experienced storm damage following a tornado that passed through the area Sunday night.

A tornado warning was issued roughly around 9:00pm Sunday night. Local radars picked up a debris signature near Dallas Love Field.

Dallas Fire-Rescue has been assessing damages from the tornado throughout the night.

The Bachman Recreation Center was made available overnight for residents displaced by the storm … that, as Oncor crews work to restore power to some 150-thousand customers.

Meantime Dallas ISD has added more schools to the closure list. Midlothia ISD, Richardson ISD and Reihardt Elementary in Rockwall are also closed.

There are also reports of gas leaks north of Walnut hill. If you smell natural gas or suspect a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and call 9-1-1.

Motorists are advised to treat dark intersections as four way stops and steer clear of downed power lines.

 

DF-R’s Jason Evans says crews responded to a structural collapse at Walnut Hill lane and Harry Hines boulevard, where he says as many as 7 people who made it safely out of the structure.

Crews also respondent to multiple calls from people injured in their homes by broken glass.

DFR fire station 21 was left uninhabitable by the storm:

 

A Home Depot store at Forest Lane and I-75 sustained significant damage. The store was closed at the time.

So far there have been no reports of fatalities.

There have also been reports of blown off roofs near Preston Hollow. Residents in several parts of Dallas and Collin counties took shelter as warnings were issued.

 

Stay with WBAP and KLIF as we continue to monitor the aftermath of this storm.

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