No reports of injuries
Dallas police have reported that twisters have touched down in Texas. The Texas Tornadoes landed in southern Dallas and move north through the state of Texas.
Weather services issued on Tuesday said that storm spotters and radar show “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes south of Dallas and at Fort Worth and that “considerable damage” has been reported.
The National Weather Service declared the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area under a “tornado emergency.” Those warnings are still active now.
“This is as serious of a tornado we’ve seen in years,” said CBS 11 meteorologist Larry Mowry. The twin twisters are estimated to be a half mile wide each and were believed to be on the ground for around a half hour. A storm spotter was quoted by CBS 11 saying, “People are running frantically trying to see if people are ok.”
A CNN affiliate WFAA broadcast footage of the chaotic scene, showing semi trucks lifted up and tossed like toys. “Both storms right now are getting bigger. They both have been rotating, and they both have significant possibilities of damage on the ground heading into DFW,” said CNN’s Chad Myers. There have been no reports of major injuries as the damage is piling up.
See the raw footage of one of the Texas tornadoes below: