Just after 9 pm in Dallas, residents were warned to take cover. A tornado was on its’ way and things did not look good.
However, what happened next left everyone in shock. Hail, high winds, lightening, and a tornado touching down sent six people to the hospital. Trees and power lines were ripped out. Cars were overturned. Roofs were ripped off.
In all 130,000 people were left without power, many residents were displaced, and many schools were closed on Monday due to power outages.
According to the City of Dallas, there were also multiple 35 traffic signals out. The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 East were delayed due to structural damage and debris. The Dallas North Tollway northbound exit ramp to Royal Lane was blocked due to storm damage and later closed for storm clean up at about 6:00 am, which left the tollway backed up to Lemmon Avenue.
The storm also delayed 174 flights and caused the cancellation of 75 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, and another 18 cancelled and 52 delayed at Dallas Love-Field Airport. Multiple DART delays were also reported between the Park Lane and Spring Valley stations and between the Farmers Branch and Bachman stations. And the storm also left many buses delayed due to the many signals out, debris and cleanup crews working to clear the roads.
As the residents of the Dallas area work to restore order to their lives, the damage will only begin to become clear. For many, the most pressing repair will be putting a roof back over their heads.
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