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Strong Winds Rip Roof off Building in Fort Worth Stockyards

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Strong winds ripped the roof off a building in the Fort Worth Stockyards Monday afternoon.

The roof landed on top of several parked cars in the 2200 block of North Main Street.

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded and is investigating. So far, there is no word on any injuries.

"Those pieces of metal flying at a high rate of speed can become deadly. Very sharp pieces of metal. So they did investigate this building for some structural integrity. The building appears to be ok, but quite a mess they have to clean up out here," said Mike Drivdahl, PIO for Fort Worth Fire Department.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Tarrant County at 4:57 p.m. but was allowed to expire at 5:30 p.m.

Robin King told NBC 5 it was her first time in Fort Worth. She was caught off guard by the swift moving storm.

"I was really scared. It was coming down in sheets and the car was all shaking. At one point I held onto the steering wheel, there was this big boom. Hail was coming down so I started videoing it but I was really scared," said King.

Strong winds also snapped trees and power lines in half in Lancaster Monday afternoon.

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