The National Weather Service reports tornadoes have touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are reports of damage, including overturned vehicles and uprooted trees. No injuries have been reported.
Bakery owner Lisa Roddy lives and works in Plano, a suburb of Dallas. She heard the sirens earlier today but managed to avoid damage from the storm. “I was scared to death, but it’s kind of calmed down now,” Roddy said.
Cancelled flights in Dallas have affected flights across Texas and across the country.
Weather service advisories were issued Tuesday. Storm specialists and radar observed separate tornadoes south of Dallas-Fort Worth. “Considerable damage” was caused by the tornado south of Fort Worth, according to the weather service.
The weather service says the “large and extremely dangerous” tornado was near Lancaster, about 20 miles south of Dallas and moving north.
The weather service is also reporting other developing tornadoes as a band of severe storms moves through the area.
A tornado watch is in effect for most of the counties in north Texas.
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