Huge storms rake my hometown – Dallas

Tornadoes in Dallas aren’t new. Dallas is simply in a unique position in the country. You have warm air from the Gulf and the winds coming down from the plains and before you know it, you’ve got some seriously severe weather. Now, more than ever, those with means have access to a tremendous about of information. With the internet and cable/satellite TV, we have up-to-the-minute information, but we have to be paying attention. Those without the means are in the dark.

Stay informed. Tell you friends. Be safe!!

Live updates from Dallas Morning News.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

A powerful spring storm swept suddenly into the Dallas-Fort Worth area shortly after lunch on Tuesday, spawning reported tornadoes in Arlington and Kennedale, parts of Johnson County, and in Lancaster and Mesquite in Dallas County.

Television footage showed residential and commercial damage in southwest Arlington and Lancaster, and large hail fell throughout Arlington and then moved through Northeast Tarrant County. There were no initial reports of injuries or deaths from the storm.

Another tornado warning was issued for Tarrant County about 2:45 p.m. It expired within a half-hour.

Early reports indicated damage from the first round of storms to be near Interstate 20 and Kelly Elliott Road, the Kennedale area and South Cooper near the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The Salvation Army dispatched a mobile kitchen for residents in Kennedale, and another to assist residents in Pleasant Grove.

Kennedale ISD associate superintendent Rick Edwards said the tornado did “a lot of damage in Kennedale,” but the kids are OK and the schools are OK.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/03/3856093/rainstorms-expected-in-dfw-by.html#storylink=cpy