A tornado, first spotted near Love Field at about 9 p.m. Sunday, passed through our neighborhood on a northeastern trajectory, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs in Preston Hollow.
Matt Jacob of Lake Highlands caught this photo of the twister.
— Matt Jacob (@matthewajacob) October 21, 2019
Jacob told WFAA this view is looking toward Walnut Hill and Skillman.
The TV station aired photos of this home near St. Mark’s School of Texas, and it turned out to be the home of Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin. No one was home at the time.
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 21, 2019
Residents in the Northcrest area were left on the sidewalk, with dogs and overnight bags in tow, their homes and cars damaged, according to the TV station’s coverage. They showed Preston Hollow residents having to cross over downed power poles, carrying their dogs, to get out of their home for the night.
A fire was reported at Walnut Hill Elementary.
Every home in Preston Hollow and much of central Dallas is without power.
The storm took out power in 52,000 homes in Dallas, and a total of 87,000 in North Texas.
The twister collapsed an industrial building on Harry Hines at Walnut Hill and caused widespread damage in North Dallas, Preston Hollow and all the way across to Richardson, crossing the intersection of Interstate 635 and Central Expressway. There are reports of tree and roof damage, downed power lines and overturned cars.
So far, no serious injuries have been reported, and we hope everyone is OK out there!
Please send us your pics of the storm and damage, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a couple that were sent to us from a neighborhood near Medical City.
UPDATE: Due to the severe weather, a number of @dallasschools campuses sustained extensive damage. As a result, classes at the following schools will be cancelled Monday, October 21:
Thomas Jefferson HS
Walnut Hill ES
Check back for updates.
— Dallas ISD Media (@DallasISDMedia) October 21, 2019
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