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TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX
National Weather Service ^ | April 3, 2012

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...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; dfw; metroplex; severeweather; tornado; tornadoes; weatheralert
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


101 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Heavy tree damage and some roof damage in Arlington. No reports yet of any injuries per Fox News.


102 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: evets

Dang, looks like some nukes dropped on Texas that day.


103 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

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


104 posted on 04/03/2012 12:50:12 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: sheikdetailfeather; All
TY! My ex-husband just texted he and my daughter are ok. He shattered his collar bone last week making mobility difficult.

Oh Lord, thank you!

105 posted on 04/03/2012 12:50:39 PM PDT by califamily4W
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To: Strategerist

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.


106 posted on 04/03/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Tornado warning box southwest of Plano, TWC said this is the one they are most worried about right now.


107 posted on 04/03/2012 12:52:59 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

New Tornado warning issued for Arlington, according to KBAP radio.


108 posted on 04/03/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Qwackertoo

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.


109 posted on 04/03/2012 12:54:13 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Deo volente

Yep.

Sirens are going off again, third time today.

Scary bruised yellow/purple clouds roiling above.


110 posted on 04/03/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Responsibility2nd

Debris?

That looks like a 70 foot long container trailer flying through the air....

Incredible


111 posted on 04/03/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Hope that these storms don’t track into the Central Arkansas area as they historically tend to do.


112 posted on 04/03/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; Qwackertoo

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.


113 posted on 04/03/2012 12:58:33 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: dragnet2

Tornado on the ground at the tollway and Trinity Mills (per Dallas police officer)


114 posted on 04/03/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Jedidah

Prayers sent up!!!


115 posted on 04/03/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Jedidah

Take care . . . are you east of Cooper? He is just west of Cooper near Bowen Rd and Pleasant Ridge.


116 posted on 04/03/2012 1:01:01 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: dragnet2
Link to live coverage.
 

 


117 posted on 04/03/2012 1:03:56 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Strategerist; y'all
Rushing home and found myself on collision course with this monster. Streets blocked off...damage all around my neighborhood...my property is mostly fine, but I have no power- probably because many of the utility poles are strewn around the area. Second, smaller tornado passed over wrapped in rain. Been a wild day in Tarrant county, and Dallas,too, I understand. Enjoy the view. Photobucket
118 posted on 04/03/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Good luck with the power issues. We were without for a solid week this time last year. Take Care and Prayer to you!


119 posted on 04/03/2012 1:06:53 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Dysart

DUDE!!!!

Just Wow!


120 posted on 04/03/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: Qwackertoo

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.


121 posted on 04/03/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Strategerist

WFAA: Arlington Mayor declares State of Disaster In City.


122 posted on 04/03/2012 1:15:52 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Dysart

Wow!


123 posted on 04/03/2012 1:20:29 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Jedidah

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!!!!


124 posted on 04/03/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: All

Storm south of Mesquite heading to Heath small but means business.


125 posted on 04/03/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Dysart

Wow! Where is that? Street intersections?


126 posted on 04/03/2012 1:23:46 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Envisioning

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.


127 posted on 04/03/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Strategerist; Tex-Con-Man

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.


128 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: evets

Wow, scarey stuff.


129 posted on 04/03/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Chgogal

Thanks for the prayers, Chgogal. We need them.


130 posted on 04/03/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Sky reminded me of 2001. That rolling rumble never stopped, told me something bad was coming long before the sirens went off.

Going to be an interesting evening.

131 posted on 04/03/2012 2:00:26 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: MestaMachine

Just heard an elementary school was “hit hard” by a tornado not long ago.

It was in Forney...east of Dallas


132 posted on 04/03/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: mylife

That’s a big area and a broad swath...so check in.


133 posted on 04/03/2012 2:06:04 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Dysart
Thanks for the info. Glad to hear you are ok.

I have friends that live just east of Green Oaks. Waiting to hear from them.

134 posted on 04/03/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: evets
When he returned, his storm cellar was gone!

Yikes! That's amazing.

135 posted on 04/03/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Dysart

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.


136 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: TheWriterTX
The worst of it has passed my location. I did a quick tour of the neighborhood (ok, it was a beer run) and a 12" tree was down with lots of debris partially blocking a local creek. It normally runs about 1" deep. It's 2.5 ft deep now and still rising. They will closing the bridge off in a few hours, I suspect.

I am grateful that we dodged most of the damage here. Prayers up for everyone else.

/johnny

137 posted on 04/03/2012 2:19:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm here in Arlington. My street is good, but south of us and north of us have already been declared States of Emergency. Glad that it passed you by, J!

Stay safe, and definitely, prayers for everyone.

138 posted on 04/03/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: Qwackertoo
He is just west of Cooper near Bowen Rd and Pleasant Ridge.

That's my neighborhood. Parker Oaks?

139 posted on 04/03/2012 2:32:31 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: Qwackertoo
one of the big buildings I use to work in

Plank One? My wife's office was on seven... that is before it was scattered over east Fort Worth.

140 posted on 04/03/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fox just showed a messed up truck freight yard ,, lots of orange tractors and trailers all over tossed and turned all over

That is the Schneider truck yard in Dallas.

141 posted on 04/03/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: r-q-tek86

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.


142 posted on 04/03/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

I think that is Mayfield. We live in the neighborhood on the northwest corner of Pleasant Ridge and Kelly Elliot.


143 posted on 04/03/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: r-q-tek86

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.


144 posted on 04/03/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

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.


145 posted on 04/03/2012 2:52:43 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: mylife

Check in please.


146 posted on 04/03/2012 2:56:43 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

US emergency channel on JTV good coverage streaming live use ADBlock....

http://www.justin.tv/usemergalerts#/w/2863804672


147 posted on 04/03/2012 3:10:06 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Strategerist
The Texas Rangers are due to play a game in Arlington starting in 2 hours.

Prayers up for them - and all in harm's way from an Angels' fan.

148 posted on 04/03/2012 3:13:25 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit

Welcome to Texas, Mr. Darvish...


149 posted on 04/03/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Qwackertoo
We were without for a solid week this time last year.

That's why I purchased a 10kw portable generator in January.

150 posted on 04/03/2012 3:27:38 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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