Deadly tornado rips through Dallas, leveling buildings and plunging thousands into darkness in its destructive wake
The powerful tornado touched down near Interstate 35E and Interstate 635 and continued to ravage through towards Richardson and Garland
A huge tornado struck Dallas and caused massive damage in Texas on Sunday, October 20, it has been reported. The powerful tornado touched down near Interstate 35E and Interstate 635 and continued to ravage through towards Richardson and Garland.
The National Weather Service confirmed that it had hit northern Dallas, north of I-635 and East of U.S. Highway 75. There are reports of buildings being flattened and destroyed by the tornado in videos that look right out of a horror film.
NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin said that the full knowledge of the tornado will only be known on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, NBC News 5 reported that a store on Harry Hines Boulevard near Walnut Hill Lane called Floors Masters has collapsed while a convenience store near Marsh and Walnut Hill Lane has also been severely damaged.
It was also reported that power lines are down and trees have been damaged after they were snapped in half by the angry winds.
According to CBS 11, Police are looking for any residents and people trapped after the tornado hit. "It felt kind of like an earthquake," one witness told the outlet.
"It started moving the house around; a lot of whistling… a lot of wind. It lasted like three minutes," the witness added. After the winds blew over, more than 77 thousand people in Dallas County have reportedly lost power.
Tina Delvin, another Dallas resident said that her roof just blew off. " I heard all the snapping of the trees and the wind blowing, and so I climbed into this bedroom closet, and just as I got in there, the roof blew off," Devlin told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth,
"I just thank God we're alive. I haven't cried any — I've just been panicked," she added. The weather watch remains till 2 am CST in North Texas as parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri are being warned of tornadoes, winds and harsh weather.
A warning noted: "Watch out for dark, rotating clouds. If you see one, take shelter immediately!"