A large tornado swept through the city of Dallas in Texas last night causing severe damage and injuries. The heavy winds caused damage in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex after touch down around 7 pm CDT. It crossed through the Dallas' University Park and crossed on the Interstate 635. It continued to travel eastwards and the force of it has caused major damage. Horrifying pictures and videos of the damage have been shared on social media since morning. At least one building is said to have collapsed and nearly thousands of houses lost the power supply.
The tornado touched down near Love Field in north and northeast Dallas. Police are now going door-to-door in the Richardson region looking for those who were affected. There are reports of trees collapsing and roof of the houses majorly damaged. Fire officials said they were responding to multiple calls where people had been injured by broken glass. Photos and videos of the damage have been shared on social media by netizens. US Tornadoes 2019: Visuals of a Perfectly Intact Georgia House Surrounded by Total Devastation Go Viral (Watch Pic & Video).
Check Pics and Videos of Tornado Damage in Dallas:
Scary Play of Nature
— Athena Rising (@AthenaRising) October 21, 2019
Crazy footage out of #Dallas of tornado taking out power
Courtesy of @Jeff_Piotrowski
Large dangerous tornado in progress!
— spooky (@FiresOfTruth) October 21, 2019
That Looks So Scary!
— Eric Algoe (@ealgoe) October 21, 2019
Whoa... Insane view of Dallas tornado, that moved through moments ago. pic.twitter.com/Uzmzy2JGBA
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) October 21, 2019
Here's a Look at the Damage
Here's a look at just some of the storm damage in #Dallas. A store is demolished, as well destruction along Harry Hines near Walnut Hill Lane. https://t.co/ziHMTvOZib#NBCDFWWeather pic.twitter.com/8I4epX2JeZ
— NBCDFW Weather (@NBCDFWWeather) October 21, 2019
Look at the Speed of the Winds
My coworker took this video of the tornado, I’m shook 🤯 pic.twitter.com/nPObcO02sI
— Jenni 🌻 (@jennifer_atm) October 21, 2019
That Lightning Storm!
— Adam Russell (@adamrussell101) October 21, 2019
So the pictures and videos are quite scary and one can only imagine the extent of damage it may have caused. It is believed the winds sped up to around 111 mph. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the Nevada and Kaufman County areas right after the tornado landfall. There have been no reports of fatalities as yet.
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