Powerful tornado with 111 km / h winds tears through Dallas that flattens buildings, plunges tens of thousands into darkness and places the entire city under a dangerous storm warning
- A violent tornado landed in North Dallas just before 10:00 PM CST Sunday
- Social media were flooded with dramatic photos & videos & # 39; s of the tornado that descended into the city
- The National Weather Service said the size and severity of the tornado will not be known until daylight comes Monday morning
A violent tornado ripped through Dallas on Sunday evening and caused severe weather warnings throughout North Texas.
Residents of the Dallas and Ellis provinces were instructed to shelter immediately after two super cells in the area were reported, just before 10 p.m. local time.
The National Weather Service confirmed that a twister landed near Love Field Airport before moving north-east through the city.
Social media were flooded with dramatic photos & videos of the tornado that descended into the city.
NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin said the size and severity of the tornado will not be known until daylight comes Monday morning.
A violent tornado hit North Dallas on Sunday evening, causing a supermarket to collapse and several other buildings to be damaged. Dramatic video posted on social media recorded the mammoth breaker with winds estimated at 111mph
The tornado landed around 10 pm & noon near Love Field Airport, according to the National Weather Service
Local news broadcasts reported that several buildings in North Dallas were damaged, including a supermarket that collapsed when it was struck by relentless winds.
A clerk in the store reported that everyone who was in the building caught it intact.
CBS 11 Chief meteorologist Scott Padgett said that based on the damage that has already been reported, the tornado brought wind speeds of up to 111 mph.
The Dallas Police Department said agents were going to perform door-to-door checks on residents in affected neighborhoods.
There were no confirmed injuries from 11 p.m.
According to the company's website, more than 75,000 Oncor customers lost power due to the storms.
The heavy weather guard remains in force until 02:00 am CST in North Texas, as tornadoes, strong winds and large hail were predicted in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Residents of the Dallas and Ellis provinces were instructed to seek shelter immediately after two super cells in the area were reported
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