Tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the Dallas area, injuring residents and destroying hundreds of homes.
The National Weather Service reported over a dozen tornados touched down in Dallas and Fort Worth area Tuesday during what seemed to be the peak of tornado season for the region.
Tornado season typically peaks in April and stretches from March to June. And according to the Associated Press, the severe storms were a result of slow-moving storm system centered over northern New Mexico.
The many twisters (the exact number of tornados won’t be known until officials survey the area and damage) ripped roofs off of homes, tossed tractor trailers and caused hundreds of flights into the area to be canceled or diverted.
According to reports, over 600 homes were damaged due to the twisters while tens of thousands of homes lost power for a better part of Tuesday. While the twisters wreaked havoc on the Dallas area, at the moment there have been no reported fatalities and only a handful of people injured.
“Yes it was crazy here in Dallas,” tweeted reality star and new Dallas resident Khloe Kardashian. “3 inch hail storms…… Ummmmmm.”
Countless videos of the tornados went viral late Tuesday into Wednesday and show the massive twisters ripping through the area. One of the videos shows a twister touch down in Forney, Texas, located about 20 miles east of Dallas. The area had a confirmed tornado go through the town Tuesday afternoon and became one of the hardest hit areas.
“Crazy tornado over city of Forney Texas. Tearing through Forney down Hwy80. Shot from Willard Heating and Air!!!!,” reads one posting. Check out the video.