A tornado touched down in Dallas, causing major damage to homes, businesses, parks and other areas, Sunday night.
The storms also left a trail of destruction in Richardson and Midlothian, Texas. At least six people were taken to the hospital. There were multiple reports of damage along Interstate-635 in North Dallas. Buildings in Dallas lost their roofs, windows were damaged and at least one car was seen flipped on its side. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had a ground stop for arriving traffic for quite some time. At dozens schools classes were cancelled. First responders were going door to door in some neighborhoods to check on residents. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said the Bachman Recreation Center has been opened and Red Cross will be on site to assist those affected.
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jason Evans said the department responded to multiple calls from people who had been injured in their homes by broken glass. Debris from trees and roofing were left on streets after light poles and power lines were knocked down by the force of the tornado’s winds.There were about 130,000 people across North Texas without power. Suspected gas leaks were reported. The tornado also hit near the home of former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush.