Continuing Coverage of Tornado Outbreaks in North Texas

Perry Activates State Response to Storms

National Weather Service says preliminary estimates are that 6-12 tornadoes hit DFW

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    At 1:34 p.m. Chopper 5 shows 18-wheelers being thrown into the air by the tornado near I-20 and Bonnie View Road.

    Gov. Rick Perry has activated the State Operations Center to quickly mobilize any assistance that local authorities may need after a line of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through north Texas.

    Perry activated the center Tuesday in San Antonio, where emergency response officials were meeting for their annual conference.

    More than a dozen people were injured by at least three separate tornadoes. He said officials were in communication to mobilize whatever assistance may be needed in tornado-stricken areas around Dallas and Fort Worth.

    Perry said neighboring communities are providing assistance under the Texas Mutual Aid System and said state officials would assist as needed.

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    At 1:34 p.m. Chopper 5 shows 18-wheelers being thrown into the air by the tornado near I-20 and Bonnie View Road.

    He urged all Texans to heed storm warnings and stay out of the way of emergency workers.