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Overnight Storms Move Out, Leave Trail of Damage

There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries



    Tornado Visible on Lake Ray Hubbard Sunday

    Seth Taylor sent in video Sunday over a tornado in Rowlett. "My wife and I watched a tornado touch down on Lake Ray Hubbard from our balcony in Rowlett, Texas," Taylor said. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Dallas on Sunday night, causing structural damage and knocking out electricity to thousands.

    Radar confirmed the twister hit the ground near Love Field and moved northeast through the city. Several homes and businesses were damaged, power lines downed and tree limbs were scattered across roadways.

    There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries as of 12:20 a.m. Monday, according to a release from the city of Dallas. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said three people were hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

    Richardson Police Going Door-to-Door After Severe StormsRichardson Police Going Door-to-Door After Severe Storms

    Major damage was also seen in Richardson, near Richland College, where police were seen going door-to-door checking on people after the storm moved across. Our crews observed lots of trees down in the neighborhood and some roof damage to homes in the area.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019)

    NBC 5 received dozens of photos and videos from viewers during the storms, including many showing tornadoes suddenly appearing when backlit by lightning. Several of the videos can be seen here.

    Among the buildings destroyed in the tornado was DFR station 41, where the roof and other parts of the building were removed by high winds. None of the firefighters inside the station at the time were injured, Evans said.

    Firefighters Break Out Chain Saws to Help Richardson ResidentsFirefighters Break Out Chain Saws to Help Richardson Residents

    Firefighters in Richardson used chain saws to move fallen trees to help residents return to their homes after strong thunderstorms moved through North Texas, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 21, 2019)

    Motel Collapses in Dallas, No Injuries ReportedMotel Collapses in Dallas, No Injuries Reported

    A confirmed tornado hit Dallas Sunday night, severely damaging the Garden Inn & Suites Motel along Harry Hines Boulevard. Several people were inside the motel at the time, but no injuries were reported.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 21, 2019)

    Your Weather Photos: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019Your Weather Photos: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

    Storm Damage in Dallas NeighborhoodStorm Damage in Dallas Neighborhood

    Laura Harris was in a hard-hit neighborhood in Dallas Monday morning where there were power outages. Officers are rerouting drivers to keep them safe as there are downed power lines and downed trees throughout many neighborhoods.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 21, 2019)

    By the time the sun comes up Monday morning, the storms will be well east and south of the North Texas.

    The front will also bring cooler weather back to North Texas early in the week. The wind will settle down by Monday evening.

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    Before the Storm
    Weather Safety

    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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