“We’ve got two tornadoes, one in Dallas and one in Arlington. I just watched it plow through a tractor trailer parking lot like it was Godzilla in a temper tantrum.”
That’s how NPR’s Wade Goodwyn just described the images being shown on local television in Texas.
The images from WFAA, the local ABC affiliate in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, show tractor trailers flailing across the air in the middle of a dark debris ball.
Wade tells our Newscast unit that while in the tornado alley these kinds of occurrences are usual, people in the area still have a genuine respect for the power of tornadoes.
Quoting the weather service, the AP says there are already reports of “considerable damage.”
We’ll have more as this story develops.
Update at 3:05 p.m. ET. Early Reports Of Damage:
WFAA reports that the Six Flags in Arlington, which sits in between Fort Worth and Dallas, has sustained some damage.
“Johnson County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Jones said he’s trying to find a place to set up a command center.
“‘We’ve had a couple of houses hit near Joshua out on 704. As far as I know we have no injuries yet.’”
WFAA is currently showing images of a dozens of wrecked homes. Residents have emerged from their homes to check the damage. The images show blown roofs and toppled trees.