A tornado ripped through north Dallas on Sunday night, leaving significant damage in its path. These are photos and videos showing the tornado as it touched down in the Dallas region. According to Dallas officials late on Sunday night, no fatalities had been reported, but many buildings and homes were damaged or destroyed.
The Tornado Loomed Large in the Dallas Sky as Residents Photographed & Filmed It
This photo shows a tornado looming large in the background looking northeast from Lake Highlands.
The tornado touched down near 635 and Skillman in Dallas around 9:30 p.m., Fox 4 reported. Two supercells capable of producing tornadoes were reported in the Dallas area around that time, ABC 57 reported.
This photo is a sighting of the tornado at Harry Hines and Walnut Hill around 9:45 p.m.
This video captures lightning illuminating a terrifying-looking tornado in the region.
The National Weather Service noted around that time: “At 9:26 PM CDT, a confirmed large tornado was located over Richardson, moving northeast at 25 mph. This tornado has produced damage on I-635. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!”
The winds were crazy strong, as you can see in this next video.
This next photo shows a large tornado in the background of a quiet neighborhood.
The damage was miles long, Dallas News reported.
Another video shows the tornado against a backdrop of lightning.
This video was taken just a few miles from the AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
Additional photos show the size and destruction of the Texas tornado.
The light show from the storm was powerful.
Another video of the storm that spawned the tornado.
This video shows the tornado near a resident’s home.
Hundreds of thousands of outages were reported by Oncor after the tornado moved through the area.
A mansion belonging to Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars was destroyed, WFAA reported. No one was home and some reported that Seguin may have been trying to sell the home. His house is near Royal Lane and Preston Road.
Some campuses may be canceled on Monday after crews assess damage at schools in the area, Fox 4 reported.
The tornado was reported in the area of Dallas Love Field around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night. It touched down near Richardson and Garland and was moving east. Some of the damage was reported in the Walnut Hill area, where businesses and homes were destroyed. A Home Depot was reported destroyed and a 7-11 had a lot of damage. Several churches were also severely damaged in the storm.
Some homes were damaged so badly that families needed help from fire crews to get out, NBC News reported. As many as 80,000 to 100,000 people in the area were left without power after the storm, dealing with the damage in darkness.
The City of Dallas shared that about 35 traffic signals were needing repair and residents should call 311 to report downed lights. Residents in the area of storm damage were asked to stay indoors. But if they suspect a natural gas leak, which has happened in some areas, they should get a safe distance away and call 911.
There were no serious injuries or fatalities, The New York Times reported. Lightning was frequent and hail was golf-ball-sized in some areas.