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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman and Navarro Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday for much of North Texas


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The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman and Navarro counties until 3:30 p.m. Previous warnings for Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt and Tarrant counties have expired.

The main hazard from the storms is wind gusts to 70 mph and nickel-sized hail. A radar-indicated wind gust to 64 mph was reported in Corinth at 1:11 p.m.

Wind damage was reported at a Southwest Airlines hangar at Dallas Love Field and a crane blew down, into a building, in Downtown Dallas.

If on or near area lakes, get off the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday for much of North Texas.

The watch affects the following counties: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Montague, Navarro, Palo, Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Van, Zandt, Wise and Young.

In Central Texas, Bosque, Comanche, Hamilton, Henderson and Hill counties are affected.

Power Outages

Oncor reports the following outages at 3 p.m.

  • Collin County: 23,112
  • Dallas County: 151,610
  • Denton County: 15,527
  • Tarrant County: 5,043
Flight Delays
 

According to Flight Aware, as of 3 p.m., there are 90 delays at Dallas Love Field and 451 delays at Dallas-Fort Worth International. There have been 20 cancellations at Love and 215 at DFW.

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Stay Safe During a Hail Storm
 
At Home?
  • Head indoors immediately
  • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
  • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
Outdoors?
  • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
Driving?
  • Stay inside your vehicle.
  • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
  • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
  • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.

 

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