Skip to comments.TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX
Posted on 04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by Strategerist
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY...
AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.
THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW!
THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT...
A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING FOR EASTERN TEXAS.
I heard from him. He is ok and back in his recliner but staying tuned to the weather until 8 tonight. I think from his description it his about 1 mile west and a couple of blocks or so south of him. Whew. Still haven’t heard from sister in Irving but he said he had talked to her. Trying not to add to the heavy tying up of phone lines.
Heavy tree damage and some roof damage in Arlington. No reports yet of any injuries per Fox News.
Dang, looks like some nukes dropped on Texas that day.
Not much of it.. I’m directly east of Plano (Murphy) and we’ve had a bit of rain and some distant thunder, but not much else
Oh Lord, thank you!
My sister-in-law had cancer surgery this AM, and she lives in Wylie, slightly northeast of DALLAS. He kids (all adopted) are home. I hope that they have been looked after, or are in no danger.
Tornado warning box southwest of Plano, TWC said this is the one they are most worried about right now.
New Tornado warning issued for Arlington, according to KBAP radio.
Glad you heard from him! Fox is talking about another system headed to Arlington as I type this. They are talking about it right now. It is headed toward the “ball park” and the reporter said it is getting dark thee. They encountered hail on the way out. People are having a hard time driving on the road. Inclement weather on the way. Very gray clouds. Meterologist said the storm is right on 30 in Arlington. “Tornadic storm near Arlington is rain wrapped. Your dad should take cover again. He will not be able to see the tornado they said. Heavy rain and hail.
Sirens are going off again, third time today.
Scary bruised yellow/purple clouds roiling above.
That looks like a 70 foot long container trailer flying through the air....
Hope that these storms don’t track into the Central Arkansas area as they historically tend to do.
If I understand the location of your father correctly, that rotation is just east and he is likely out of its way.
I’m not. Time to duck.
Tornado on the ground at the tollway and Trinity Mills (per Dallas police officer)
Prayers sent up!!!
Take care . . . are you east of Cooper? He is just west of Cooper near Bowen Rd and Pleasant Ridge.
Good luck with the power issues. We were without for a solid week this time last year. Take Care and Prayer to you!
Yes, I’m NE of your dad.
The warning for Arlington has ended, for now. It really looks like the west side of Arlington may be out of the woods, but areas east of there are not.
The atmosphere is very unstable, and afternoon heat could make storms re-form. We also have more heading in from the south, but they will likely track east, too. Tarrant County may be in the clear.
To everyone worried about not hearing from friends and families in DFW — this place is locked down. Kids are sheltering in place in schools, most districts holding them till things settle down. Those you are trying to reach may be away from computers and phones, and cell towers may be damaged. Also, much of the area is out of power.
WFAA: Arlington Mayor declares State of Disaster In City.
Take Care, might be a long afternoon/evening for the kids in school. They won’t let the buses run until they can make their route in safety or I guess parents can check them out between warning . . . here IF it is a warning, you can’t even check them out, you can go and stay there with them but they won’t let you take them under such circumstances. I remember visiting after the tornado hit Downtown Ft. Worth and it looked like a war zone . . . one of the big buildings I use to work in had lots of blown out windows. Prayers!!!!
Storm south of Mesquite heading to Heath small but means business.
Wow! Where is that? Street intersections?
Arlington, Tx: Park Springs overpass, looking southeast, tracking toward calendar road south of sublett. Happily it took a very slight turn to the north, & passed over Lake Arlington, or it would have been curtains. I’m very lucky..the second tornado was hidden and almost silent but the winds whipped up debris and flung it about while we were all outside inspecting previous damage. It was a direct hit over the calendar/sublett area. Friend near Waterview/Green Oaks has major damage.
Thank you. I looked for something like this and didn’t see it. Couldn’t believe it! Glad to see the prayers going. G-d Bless Texas.
Wow, scarey stuff.
Thanks for the prayers, Chgogal. We need them.
Going to be an interesting evening.
Just heard an elementary school was “hit hard” by a tornado not long ago.
It was in Forney...east of Dallas
That’s a big area and a broad swath...so check in.
I have friends that live just east of Green Oaks. Waiting to hear from them.
Yikes! That's amazing.
Green Oaks has grown over the years but that is due south by about a mile from my Dad. He & my Mother always went looking for a house in Green Oaks and never found one they both liked.
I am grateful that we dodged most of the damage here. Prayers up for everyone else.
Stay safe, and definitely, prayers for everyone.
That's my neighborhood. Parker Oaks?
Plank One? My wife's office was on seven... that is before it was scattered over east Fort Worth.
That is the Schneider truck yard in Dallas.
a little north of that . . . the road the goes to Target runs by his neighborhood . . . across from the Melear Postal Station . . . I forget the name of the neighborhood, it is older.
I think that is Mayfield. We live in the neighborhood on the northwest corner of Pleasant Ridge and Kelly Elliot.
YIKES! By time we visited most of the windows were covered with plywood or replaced. I worked in the office on Cherry Street on the 38th & 36th floor during my years there. Ft. Worth was so lucky that hit after 5 . . . I think it was around 6 or 6:30 because my brother worked in Dallas and lived in Aledo and was in traffic on 30 near Beach St when it hit.
Several of my wife’s co-workers were still in the building when it hit. One said he knew it was time to go when he saw a chair fly by his seventh floor window. Another had been in one of the conference rooms. They all ran into the stairwell. When it was over, the only thing left in the conference room was the table.
Check in please.
US emergency channel on JTV good coverage streaming live use ADBlock....
Prayers up for them - and all in harm's way from an Angels' fan.
Welcome to Texas, Mr. Darvish...
That's why I purchased a 10kw portable generator in January.
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