A series of tornadoes ripped through the Dallas/Fort Worth area Tuesday afternoon, leaving a wind damage and debris in their wake.
The Storm Prediction Center received 12 reports of tornadoes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area Tuesday. CNN meteorologists predict two or three tornadoes touched down multiple times in the area and they were EF-1 or EF-2 at their strongest.
The storms did heavy damage in Kennedale, Arlington and southern Dallas County. Lancaster has declared a State of Disaster.
Farron Salley, senior journalism major from Lake Como, called to check on her mom, an elementary school principal in the east Fort Worth area, during the tornadoes Tuesday afternoon.
“She told me they couldn’t even get the teachers aware of what was going on before the sirens started going off,” Salley said.
Salley said it made her nervous when she went online and saw footage and pictures of the tornadoes and that doesn’t really ease any of the tension.
“That made me more nervous for my mom and for her safety. I called my mom, and my roommate said that she called all her family in Dallas when the storms eased,” Salley said. “Now I know that everything is O.K. they got a lot of hail and wind.”
The Dallas/Fort Worth area is expected to be clear with temperatures in the low 80s Wednesday.