April 4, 2012 – Two Powerful Tornadoes Ripe Through Dallas/Fort Worth: Twisters menaced Dallas on Tuesday, stripping roofs off houses, prompting office workers to take shelter in the basements of downtown towers and forcing students to hunker down at schools in the area. Pictured above, Vehicles and trailers were damaged after a tornado passed through the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday.
In suburban Dallas, Lancaster police officer Paul Beck said 10 people were injured, two of them severely, according to the Associated Press.
The city of Dallas reported damage to houses and businesses, including a trucking company, Schneider National Inc. The company said none of its workers were injured but reported “massive damage to our trucks and trailers located in the yard area,” which held 254 trucks and 204 trailers.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least two separate “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes. Several other developing twisters were reported as the band of violent storms crept through the metropolitan area, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the AP reported. Click on the link below for the full story plus video, a slide show, pictures and comments.
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