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Dallas Tornado Causes Significant Damage Sunday Night

21 Oct 2019, 11:15 am

A large, damaging tornado caused significant damage in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Sunday night, leading to reports of injuries.

Dallas Tornado View

Here is a closer view of the tornado that touched down outside of Dallas, Texas last night. Hope everyone in the area is now safe this morning!

Posted by WeatherNation on Sunday, October 20, 2019

The tornado touched down around 7pm CDT near Dallas’ Love Field, or roughly eight miles northwest of downtown Dallas. It then stayed on the ground for approximately 10 miles, cutting through the heart of Dallas’ University Park neighborhood before crossing Interstate 635. The tornado then moved through the northern edge of Dallas County, including the suburbs of Richardson and Garland. A separate tornado warning was issued for the southern side of Dallas County as well, though that storm didn’t produce any immediate reports of tornadoes.

Widespread reports of damage began to circulate on social media, particularly on the north side of the city. Field Correspondent Brandon Clement surveyed the damage at first light. He describes the situation Monday morning:

On Sunday night, local authorities urged locals to stay off the roads in affected areas. Multiple Dallas ISD schools are closed Monday “due to safety concerns & power outages.” The campus of Southern Methodist University, which was under the tornado warning in North Dallas, has resumed all operations as normal.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster for 16 counties on Monday due to the twisters.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this developing story.

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