Possible Tornadoes Touch Down Near Dallas

“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.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports:

“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.

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