EF-3 tornado rips through Dallas, leaving major damage, USA

EF-3 tornado rips through Dallas, leaving major damage, USA

An EF-3 tornado left major damage on structures and power towers in Dallas, USA on Sunday night, October 20, 2019. Authorities urged commuters to avoid affected areas as emergency services are conducting major roadway repairs. 

According to the National Weather Service, the twister touched down near Love Field Airport around 21:30 LT before heading northeast through the city. No fatalities or injuries were reported as of 00:20 LT the following day, October 21, until the system pushed up through Arkansas killing one person.

The tornado damaged the entire facade of the Floors Masters building along Harry Hines Boulevard south of Walnut Hill Lane. A shopping center near Marsh and Walnut Hill Lane were also badly hit.

The neighborhood along St. Michaels Drive north of Royal Lane also faced damage, with trees and power lines knocked down leading to police officers closing the roads.

One fatality was reported in Arkansas when a tree fell on a house near the Missouri line.

Severe damage was also reported in Richardson near Richland College, with a lot of trees torn and some roofs destroyed.

More than 100 000 customers struggle with power outages in Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, six schools in the Dallas Independent School District canceled classes on Monday due to the extensive damage.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas until 10:00 LT, October 21.

Reports said the Bachman Recreation Center is available to those who need to take shelter.

Featured image credit: Eric Algoe

Comments

Dvorah Cohen 29 days ago

I'm no expert at rating tornadoes but with what I've seen in the photos and videos, it looks to me like more than an EF-2.

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