Skip to comments.Tornado in Dallas-Fort Worth area (near DFW airport, Stemmons Freeway, Love Field)
Posted on 05/24/2011 6:52:28 PM PDT by CedarDave
Tornado's as described in title.
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I live in Ft. Worth suburbs. There has been a lot of hail.
There’s a suspected F2 tornado, but it’s in SE Dallas County, at least 20 miles south east of Fort Worth.
Reports of debris and large wedge funnel real near there just reported. Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite
OH, so it sounds like it’s moving thru again. Not good.
Storms redeveloping west and SW of Fort Worth.
73,500 with out power in DFW area.
Are you ok? Safe?
Wow, I thought it was all over in that area. Prayers for you all, stay safe.
Texas often has lots of shifting top soil, not rock below it. Can’t build a basement on that very well.
Just catching up... stay safe, bro.
So far. I think the worse is over in this part..but there are some new ones fixing to move through here again with the actual dry line. They don’t look as bad.
Thanks...thunder in the distance...
Whew- rough night for you all out west..keeping you in prayer.
She should be ok. I’m in neighboring Coppell and the worst of the storm was south of us.
Tornadoes are popping up everywhere!!!! I have a friends house in Argyle who’s house has damage from tornado tonight.
Storms still coming!
This is what he got when he got home, fortunately he drove in just before it hit
Thanks for the prayers. Lots of folks all through the south sure need them tonight. This latest stuff doesn’t look near as bad as the last two or three. Can’t remember how many we’ve had tonight now. It’s been a busy night.
There goes the weekend!
That’s got to do a number on the vehicles.
I think of the lyrics of the great hymn, "How Great Thou Art":
I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow'r throughout
The universe displayed;
I don't think it's a coincidence that the tornado belt and the Bible Belt overlap to a large extent. We in this part of the world experience God's wonders in vivid (and sometimes up close) ways. As the saying goes, there are no atheists in foxholes. That might apply also to those of us here tornado alley. This afternoon and evening, faith in Almighty God is indeed Blessed Assurance, a wonderful comfort and peace that passes understanding.
I actually pity liberals and atheists who have so little hope when nature's fury is on display.
Got the hail too. This reminded me of the same thing when that tornado destroyed parts of Lancaster a decade or so ago.
I did the exact same thing, heard the wind rushing, went to the door to look outside, trees going every which way, that weird “alien lightning” where it’s short staccato flashes everywhere but no thunder, and the sky is all green.
Only with Lancaster, the tornado passed within 1/4 mile of my house in Cedar Hill.
I’ve never seen the tornados threaten one area for as long as it did tonight. They usually pass over quickly, not linger overhead for hours!
Finally looks like we may be out of the woods, but I wonder about Wilmer-Hutchins.
Hey FloMo neighbor. We got rain and hail here in Coppell. More storms should be over you now.
Hope it’s almost over — our news just reported SE of Dallas - tornado right now.
And, another headed for Joplin Mo.
I'm exhausted from concern for my family members and don't know if I can sleep tonight.
I recall living in that part of the world (DeSoto) and being constantly wakened by the weather radio. I just saw something on the twitter feed about a tornado on the ground at I20 and I45 in Dallas.
I’ve been listening to updates all night. Denton never got any of this, from what I heard. Not mentioned once.
Prayers for you! It’s hard to deal with all of this. My sis in law sent me the article about the Midland fire too (she’s from Midland and we used to also live there and we still have family there too).
Hope not too much damage done...
Wow..thanks for posting that pic. Glad your son is OK.
Wow..thanks for posting that pic. Glad your son is OK.
Oh wow! Now that is some big hail and the glass replacement companies are going to be super busy!
I pray all your family is ok. Things have died down and hopefully will be ok now. They’ll watch for outbreaks again. This fire was too close for comfort.
Hope not Joplin again...
Just lost SAT reception, again!
Looks like you have another round coming through.
Plus, DEVELOPING: LARGE TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND NEAR 1-45 AND 1-20 JUST SOUTH OF THE DALLAS AREA stormchaser4850
I just got back home from my 23rd floor office in downtown Dallas. Not much wind or rain there, but security ordered everyone into the stairwell for about 30 minutes. We ignored them of course (other than a two minute stint).
Was surprised to see a few downed trees outside the building.
I have never seen hail that big before.
Tornado missed #Joplin but 60-70 mph straight line winds moving through http://twitpic.com/5262up
lightning less than 1 second away...
I have a hard time remembering where everything is in Midland now, we’ve been gone from there since 1993 and only back for a few visits. Did it burn any homes?
Golf ball size hail here NE of FTW. Love my concrete tile roof. Never lets me down. Lost one skylight. Branches everywhere but no trees down anywhere on the property.
Everyone else okay around DFW?
This was the one I saw on the twitter feed. BTW if you go to google and put in something like #tornado and then click realtime you can see the twitter feed (if you didn’t already know that) and see what people are saying. Sometimes you get good info.
Everybody okay at your house, FRiend?
My brother is in Newark, but I haven’t heard from him.
Yep..large wedge shape funnel with debris just reported there.
WBAP says this current crop of severe T-storms should be the last tonight — the dryline is passing to the east and it is acting as a front rather than a long string of storms. However, they are generating very strong straight-line winds of 60-70 mph.
Hope no one was hurt. Damn.
Me neither. But apparently these fell a little while ago in DFW.
Looks like we’re clear, heard sirens going off although there were no tornado warnings for our immediate area.
Yep, when you seehear “flashPOW!” it is a bit unnerving. Had three of those a few days ago. When I hear that, I figure I’ve lost another big pine on the place...
Well, if you get worried me, FReepmail me. I’ll drive over there. I’m about 15-20 from there.
We’ve been in and out of the closet all evening, and my poor Freshman begins finals tomorrow.