Continuing Coverage of Tornado Outbreaks in North Texas

Thousands Still Without Power in Arlington

Crews working to restore power in southwest Arlington

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    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. (Published Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012)

    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.

    Arlington Raises Damage Estimate to 428 Structures

    [DFW] Arlington Raises Damage Estimate to 428 Structures
    The damage in Arlington is worse than first thought. Arlington Assistant Chief Jim Self talks about raising the damage estimate overnight Tuesday. (Published Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012)

    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.

    In the Dallas area, 238 customers are reported to be without service.  See Oncor's outage summary here, or on a map here.

    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.