Tornado Leaves Trail of Destruction and Thousands Without Power in Dallas-Fort Worth After Heavy Storm

A tornado barreled through the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Sunday night, obliterating concrete buildings, a big rig and utility poles in a wide path of destruction and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.

The National Weather Service said at 10:27 p.m. local time that there was visual confirmation of the tornado north of Interstate 635 and east of U.S. 75 in the northern part of the city.

“Everyone in northeast Dallas needs to take shelter now,” the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service said on Twitter.

Videos of the funnel cloud weaving ominously through the densely populated area flooded Twitter, as well as photos of extensive damage, including footage of a Home Depot in tatters.

According to the city of Dallas, there were no fatalities or serious injuries from the tornado, which was accompanied by golf-ball sized hail and lightning — some strikes could be seen flickering through the giant windows of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, during Sunday night’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

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SOURCE: The New York Times, Neil Vigdor