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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:29 AM

'A life-threatening situation': Dallas tornado devastates homes, leaves thousands without power

Source: Washington Post

By Timothy Bella

A tornado and several violent thunderstorms tore through the Dallas area Sunday night, destroying homes and businesses, lifting debris at least three miles in the air and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.

The severe storms, featuring 70 mph winds, heavy rain, lightning and half-dollar-sized hail, left 65,000 people without power Sunday night, according to Oncor, the state’s largest utility company.

“Damage is significant in the areas where the tornado touched down,” Oncor tweeted.

The city of Dallas said there are no reports of fatalities, but first responders were working overnight to check on residents in a door-to-door search, according to the Dallas Morning News.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/21/dallas-tornado-preston-hollow-oncor-outages/




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Reply 'A life-threatening situation': Dallas tornado devastates homes, leaves thousands without power (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 21 OP
ananda Oct 21 #1
El Supremo Oct 21 #6
Blue_Tires Oct 21 #2
AllaN01Bear Oct 21 #3
crazytown Oct 21 #4
The Genealogist Oct 21 #5
mnhtnbb Oct 21 #7
sdfernando Oct 21 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:55 AM

1. Wow. I'm from Dallas ...

I was in the 1957 killer tornado and we watched it moving
and hopping about two miles away. It affected a lot of
my little school friends, but fortunately they did not lose
their lives though their homes were damaged.

It was scary. They named the Dallas Tornado soccer team
after it.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:03 AM

6. Was that the Harry Hines tornado?

They showed movies of it for years.

There was another one that hit at Preston and Royal right where this one did.

My High School is damaged. Don't know the extent yet. Was just there in April.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:57 AM

2. WELL I SURE AM GLAD TRUMP GUTTED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

AND FILLED ALL THE TOP SPOTS WITH LOYALIST TOADIES INSTEAD OF SCIENTISTS!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:19 AM

3. was watching wind map at hint.fm last nite and the surface level winds were

like wow.(37 mph at the time ) the winds were going north into a storm that was centered in montana, check out this lightning map,
wow.
http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com/explorer.html
hope people are ok

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:23 AM

4. Damage


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:28 AM

5. Just terrible

Must've been a hack of a sorm system, guessing the same one that hit here in Springfield, MO a bit after 1:00 AM. I woke up to storm sirens, strong straight line winds, heavy rains, and lightening. Knocked power off as far as I could see, too. Even this is nothing like what these poor people in Dallas got.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:28 AM

7. My niece lives just north of the area

that was hit. She said she had to get her young boys --3 and 1--out of bed twice last night to take shelter during tornado warnings.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:30 AM

8. I've been here in Dallas since Wednesday

for work. Was out at a late dinner last night in the Trinity Grove area. My server mentioned the weather...and I got an alert on my phone as I was driving back to my hotel near the Medical Dist. and Oaklawn areas. Not sure how far away from that I was.

Never been anywhere near a tornado 🌪 but I can say the weather felt weird to me. Yeah, there was wind and rain and humidity, but none of those were what I’d call bad....I just felt very unsettled.

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