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Dallas Area Tornados Kills at Least 11 People

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Its been a wild night in the DFW area. All local channels have been covering the weather since 5pm. The weather band radio was going off every few minutes, pouring rain, lightening, high winds. Now the sad news is coming in. We have had at least 7 killed that they know of and tons of property damage. The Tornado's happened after dark so I guess we will know the full extent of death and damage when the sun comes up.  Its still raining and is supposed to rain all night and most of tomorrow too. There are flash flood warnings now!

 

Seven people have died after severe storms spawned several tornadoes Saturday afternoon and evening in North Texas, officials say.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth confirmed at least one tornado touched down south of Dallas, activating warning sirens across the region.

Five deaths occurred near the intersection of Interstate 30 and the President George Bush Turnpike in Garland, within a couple thousand feet of each other, Garland police spokesman Mike Hatfield said.

It is believed all five victims were in vehicles at the time, Hatfield said.

Two other people died at a gas station that was destroyed in Copeville, according to Collin County emergency management officials.

Significant storm damage has also been reported near Rowlett and Waxahachie.

The Ellis County Emergency Management Agency says about 40 homes there have been damaged or destroyed. One injury has been reported, and it is not serious, officials said.

At least 30 homes were estimated to be damaged near Farm-to-Market Road 664 near Ovilla.

More:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Leave-Damage-in-North-Texas-363566391.html

 

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8:44p Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released a statement regarding storm damage in Dallas County:

 

“Several cities in Dallas County have sustained damage tonight and damage is widespread throughout North Texas. Please stay home. Let our first responders do their jobs without interference. Flash flooding, downed power lines and other hazards will be present tonight. If you don’t have to be out, please help us by staying home. There are currently approximately 38,000 people in Dallas County without power down from 53,000 a few minutes ago and Oncor crews are working hard to restore the power as soon as possible to affected areas.”

10p Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announces on Twitter that he is signing a local disaster declaration in response to storm damage.

I am signing a Local Disaster Declaration due to widespread weather damage. Please help our response by staying home and off roads/scenes.

— Judge Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ)

December 27, 2015
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/texas-news/2015/12/26/texas-panhandle-faces-15-inches-snow-historic-blizzard/77917340/

 

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46 minutes ago, CGK said:

 

(They are continuing to find bodies in the rubble. The death count just changed from 7 to 8)

 

Seven people have died after severe storms spawned several tornadoes Saturday afternoon and evening in North Texas, officials say.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Leave-Damage-in-North-Texas-363566391.html

 

 

Eight people have been confirmed dead after storms and tornadoes ripped through North Texas on Saturday.

A very preliminary count indicated 11 tornadoes hit the Dallas area Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. That number is likely to change.

More people have died in tonight's tornadoes than the 6 that lost their lives in the May 2013 tornado outbreak here in North Texas. #CBS11Wx

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/12/26/8-confirmed-dead-following-storms-and-tornadoes-in-north-texas/

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Tornado that struck Garland, Texas, on Saturday rated an EF4 by National Weather Service - @NWSFortWorth

An EF4 tornado in December??? You tell me there is no such thing as weather modification going on!!!

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Upcoming: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a press briefing at 2:30 pm CST (3:30 pm ET) to discuss the severe weather impacting the state.

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Updated at 11:40 a.m. Sunday

A tornado that blew through Garland killing eight people Saturday night has been classified as an EF4, with winds up to 200 mph.

It was one of two confirmed twisters that tore through North Texas in a deadly storm that killed 11 people, including an infant. The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado that touched ground in Rowlett was an EF3.

The Garland twister was only the second recorded EF4 in Dallas County. A classified EF4 on May 9, 1927, killed 15 people and injured 40 others.

Authorities across the area were still adding up the damage Sunday morning and meteorologists were working to confirm just how many tornadoes touched down across North Texas. Eleven were reported, including the one in Rowlett. The reported tornadoes started as far south as Hillsboro and moving north toward Blue Ridge and northeast to Sulphur Springs.

“I don’t know if it was one tornado or several,” said meteorologist Matt Bishop. “We’re trying to figure it all out.”

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/seven-confirmed-dead-in-storms-in-garland-and-copeville-50000-without-power-across-north-texas.html/

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December 26, 2015 Tornadoes ripped through Texas. After chasing several large tornadoes and seeing the damage, Storm Chaser Jeff Piotrowski, heads back to see what he can do to help. He notices a man holding his head, walking on the side of the road. Jeff thinking the guy had been hit with debris turns around to offer a assistance. Unfortunately the man was faking injury and when Jeff rolled down the window the man, trying to draw Jeff out of the vehicle suddenly lunges at Jeff, grabbing Jeff's throat and tries to stab him with a knife. 
Terrifying experience could have been deadly. Thank You to everyone for the well wishes.
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Thank You very much to Collin County Deputy that was able arrest the thug now in jail that attacked me last night.

https://twitter.com/Jeff_Piotrowski

WTH?
I'm glad they caught the thug.

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The storm just keeps adding them up - according to Fox today at least 43 in seven states now. Playing around with HAARP to make people buy "Global Warming" enough to let them wreck the world stopping fossil fuel use overnight?

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