Damage Reported in Arlington Texas After Overnight Tornados

Structural and property damage was reported across Arlington, Texas due to a possible tornado that passed through the area overnight.

Structural and property damage was reported across Arlington, Texas due to a possible tornado that passed through the area overnight. 

According to the National Weather Service, a thunderstorm rolled through Arlington in the evening near state highways 303 and 306 and produced strong winds that showed signs of rotation which prompted them to issue a tornado warning.

No actual tornado was confirmed and the tornado warning, which was issued at 7:54 p.m., was allowed to expire at 8:15 p.m.

The Arlington Police Department said on their Twitter account that it was helping the city’s fire department to assess the damage, which included collapsed roofs and malfunctioning traffic signals.

DFW Scanner also posted pictures of a collapsed burger restaurant on Cooper Street south of Arkansas Lane and a commercial building in the 1100 block of Colorado Lane whose roof was apparently blown off.

Lt. Richard Fegan of the Arlington Fire department said that at least seven reported collapses were taken into account so far. 

Fegan added that at least three people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries while 75 families from three apartment complexes have been left homeless by the storm. 


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