The greater Dallas area was slammed by tornadoes that ripped through the area peeling off roofs and tossing big-rigs into the air. There were at least two separate “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes that hit the area today. There have been no reports of injuries yet.
Kennedale police Chief Tommy Williams stated “the officers were watching the tornadoes form and drop. It was pretty active for a while.”
Highway video cameras showed a large, dark funnel cloud moving on the ground not far from a busy Dallas interstate early Tuesday afternoon. Big-rig tractor trailers crumpled like soda cans littered an industrial parking lot, and flattened trailers clogged the sides of highways and access roads.
In Lancaster, south of Dallas, television helicopters panned over exposed homes without roofs and flattened buildings. Broken sheets of plywood blanketed lawns and covered rooftops. Residents could be seen walking down the street with firefighters and peering into homes, looking at the damage after the storm passed.