View Full Version : Tornadoes tear through Dallas-Fort Worth area

04-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Holy Shit!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/us/texas-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_c1)

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:28 PM EDT, Tue April 3, 2012

(CNN) -- Tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday, tossing tractor-trailers like toys and causing widespread damage to homes and other structures.

One tornado was spotted on the ground five miles east of downtown Dallas, the National Weather Service said. All flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were grounded and passengers and airport employees were moved into shelters as the storm system spawned multiple funnel clouds. Flights at Dallas Love Field airport were also grounded.

"There may be storms behind the storms, making damage in places that already have damage and that now is happening for Arlington, Texas," said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Severe damage was reported there and the mayor of the city signed a disaster declaration to help cope with the destruction.

04-03-2012, 07:27 PM
When they get tired of the storms they're supposed to send them here, we have been bracing for them all day but so far just a little light rain.

04-03-2012, 08:04 PM
Hopefully they die down before they get to you, the video of the damage is something else!!

04-03-2012, 08:32 PM

This is a photo of one of the Dallas tornados today.


04-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Taken a block over from my house


04-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Man! That would get my attention!

04-03-2012, 11:15 PM
OMG CactusCarlos! That's a little too close for comfort.
I hope your family and property came through it all ok.

04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
OMG CactusCarlos! That's a little too close for comfort.
I hope your family and property came through it all ok.

Thanks Kay, much appreciated!

Pics of the aftermath in the subdivision next to mine:



More: http://www.dallasnews.com/photos/20120403-forney-tornado-damage.ece

04-04-2012, 07:36 PM

I've lived in and around these monsters since I was born but this is new.

Those shadows in the skies? several 20k lb truck trailers

04-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Good times if you're in the roofing business.