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Tornadoes strike Dallas-Fort Worth area

At least two reported tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, tossing trucks in the air and leaving crumpled tractor-trailers strewn along highways and in truck stop parking lots.
A tornado touches down in Lancaster, Tex., south of Dallas. Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots.

Tornadoes raked the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling a wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and spiraling big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen injuries were reported.

Baseball-sized hail punched holes through car roofs, and a Red Cross spokeswoman warned the breadth of the destruction may not be cleared until well into Wednesday, reports CBS affiliate KTVT in Dallas. The mayors of Arlington and Lancaster declared a state of disaster following the storm strike

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.


Added: Apr-4-2012 Occurred On: Apr-4-2012
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