Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News
NBC 5's Kendra Lyn gives a live report on the state of emergency in Arlington, the morning after a tornado ripped through the city damaging more than 420 homes.
Thousands of electric customers in North Texas have spent the night without power after a rash of tornadoes hit the area.
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oncor reports nearly 7,900 homes and businesses without electricity a day after the severe storms.
The Dallas-based utility reports most of the outages are in the Arlington area where roughly 3,700 are still without power in the Fort Worth area. An additional 3,800 are in the east Texas region.
Crews are working to restore power.
The Red Cross has put a preliminary estimate of damaged homes in the DFW area at more than 600.