Storms Leave a Path of Damage From Fort Worth to Canton

National Weather Service survey teams will examine areas of damage on Thursday

An outbreak of tornadoes swept parts of northern and eastern Texas Wednesday, leaving scattered reports of damage but only one minor injury.

Brandon Clement of Live Storms Media captured the Canton tornado on drone video, you can see the twister send debris into the air on May 29, 2019.

Twisters were reported near Rockwall, Greenville and Canton between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dozens of funnel clouds that didn't reach the ground were also sighted, with many people sharing their storm pictures to NBC 5 through iSee@nbcdfw.com.

NBC 5 viewer Audrey Eder captured video as the tornado formed over Kemp and moved across Cedar Creek Lake to the country club.

On the northern shore of Cedar Creek Reservoir, about 50 miles southwest of Dallas, a reported tornado caused significant damage in a lakeside subdivision. Steve Howie, emergency management coordinator for Kaufman County, said  one person suffered minor injuries in the Cedar Creek Country Club subdivision. He also said many downed trees are making roads impassable in the area.

In Canton, about 55 miles east of Dallas, a tornado caused major damage to the exterior of a gas station and convenience store.

In Canton, about 55 miles east of Dallas, a tornado caused major damage to the exterior of a gas station and convenience store. The Texas Thunder Truck intercepted the twister as it crossed Texas Highway 19, just moments after it swept through the central core of the town.

As of Thursday morning, several hundred Oncor Electric customers were without electricity in Van Zandt County.

The National Weather Service will dispatch survey crews to examine damage left by a tornado the afternoon of Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

In North Fort Worth, severe winds caused roof damage in the Heritage Trace area. The National Weather Service later confirmed Thursday a brief EF-1 tornado left a path of damage reaching about a half mile. Winds were estimated to have reached 90 mph.

In Krum, in Denton County, NWS survey teams confirmed Thursday morning and EF-0 tornado touched down on the east side of town Wednesday afternoon with maximum wind speeds of 75 mph. The survey team said mostly tree damage was observed.

The National Weather Service said in a statement that strong low-level instability allowed some of the thunderstorms to become severe and that it has received numerous reports of wind damage, hail and a few tornadoes.

In North Fort Worth, severe winds caused roof damage in the Heritage Trace area. It was unclear if the damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

The weather service said crews would survey areas of damage on Thursday before providing official confirmation on tornadoes and wind speeds.

The aviation tracking website FlightAware.com at one point on Wednesday listed about 550 canceled flights Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More than 100 flights were canceled at Love Field.

Damage, Tornado Photos

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Storm Videos
NBC 5 Viewers shared videos of the tornadoes shot in Tundra, near Canton, Kemp and Mabank on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
NBC 5 Viewers shared videos as a tornado moved through Rockwall on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
A neighborhood in north Fort Worth was hit hard by severe storms Wednesday afternoon. This drone video was taken near the intersection of Interstate 35W and Heritage Trace Parkway.
Jessica Blackmon-White from Black Star Sport Horses caught this rotating wall cloud on camera in Rockwall Wednesday afternoon.
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Before the Storm
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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