North Texas Neighborhood Dodges Double Disaster

Neighbors admit, luck was on their side

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    A North Texas neighborhood narrowly avoids two natural disasters in less than 24 hours.

    The Cadillac Heights neighborhood was in the direct path of Wednesday’s tornado that touched down in Dallas. The community is also in the flood zone to the west of the Trinity River.

    Neighborhood Spared from the Trinity River

    [DFW] Neighborhood Spared from the Trinity River
    The Cadillac Heights neighborhood in Dallas avoided not one but two natural disasters, a flood and a tornado. (Published Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010)

    Wednesday night, the National Weather Service predicted the river would crest at nearly 49-feet overnight. By Thursday morning, it had topped out at only 41-feet. After being encouraged to evacuate their homes, residents said they were happy no damage was done.

    "Like my momma said, something or someone is watching over me," said Melissa McMurray.

    7 Tornadoes Touched Down in DFW

    [DFW] 7 Tornadoes Touched Down in DFW
    The National Weather Service has assessed the damage after Wednesday's storms and ruled that 7 tornadoes touched down in North Texas, including an EF2 in Dallas and EF1 in Seagoville. (Published Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010)

    A city spokesperson said there was high water in some of the low lying areas near the river Thursday, but no flooding was reported.

    Tornado Heads into Industrial Park

    [DFW] Tornado Heads into Industrial Park
    NBC 5 viewer John Hall sent in this video of the Dallas tornado from Sept. 8, 2010. (Published Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010)