Tornadoes raked the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling a
wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and
spiralling truck trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen
injuries were reported. Overturned cars left
streets unnavigable and flattened trucks clogged highway shoulders.
Preliminary estimates were that six to 12 twisters had touched down in
North Texas, senior National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Martello
said. But firm numbers would only come after survey teams checked
damage Wednesday, he said. In suburban Dallas,
Lancaster police officer Paul Beck said 10 people were injured, two of
them severely. Three people were injured in Arlington, including two
residents of a nursing home who were taken to a hospital with minor
injuries after swirling winds clipped the building, city assistant fire
chief Jim Self said.
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