Dallas Texas Tornadoes: National Weather Service Confirms ‘Large and Extremely Dangerous Tornadoes in Dallas Fort Worth Area’By Jena Isle on Apr 4, 2012 in Announcement, Natural Disasters, Science, United States •
The National Weather Service confirms two dangerous tornadoes in the Dallas Fort Worth area as announced in the following tornado warning in its website, April 3, 2012.
The deadly tornadoes hurled tractor trailers about 100 feet through the air, and caused power lines to snap, as schools are forced to lockdown. The NWS suggested that people should move into their underground areas or the lowest part of their homes, if their houses have a sturdy foundation. The NWS released the following tornado warning.
BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
427 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
HUNT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 515 PM CDT
* AT 427 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A
LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
GREENVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR GREENVILLE AND ALONG INTERSTATE 30
* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
GREENVILLE AND LONE OAK AROUND 435 PM CDT…
CAMPBELL AND NEYLANDVILLE AROUND 445 PM CDT…
COMMERCE AROUND 500 PM CDT…
THIS WILL IMPACT I-30 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 86 AND 96.
A LARGE…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS…AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY TORNADO HAS
BEEN CONFIRMED. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE…TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE
UNDERGROUND OR TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY
BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
According to further reports, the tornadoes have torn off roofs and caused damage to homes and property. To date, there were no serious injuries reported however, but a tornado emergency has been declared in Texas.
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