Dallas tornado knocks out power and leaves damage in its wake

Paths of potential tornadoes. The path north of downtown Dallas produced a confirmed violent and destructive tornado

Paths of potential tornadoes. The path north of downtown Dallas produced a confirmed violent and destructive tornado

Crews were surveying the damage caused by a long-range tornado that ripped across Dallas and into Richardson on Sunday. Seguin recently moved, so he he was not living in the residence at the time.

The pictures were originally shared by local reporter Jason Whitely, who wrote: 'Before and after images of home near Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane in North Dallas - that was badly damaged during the tornado tonight'.

According to Weather.com, the tornado was first spotted near Dallas Love Field Airport around 9:30 pm.

Dallas Fire-Rescue says there have been no reports of fatalities or serious injuries in the aftermath, but three people were hospitalized for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries. Almost 112,000 electric customers lost power, according to utility company Oncor's online outage map. The city opened Bachman Recreation Center as a shelter at 2 a.m., though only 23 people stayed there overnight, according to Vaz.

Dallas Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jason Evans said the department was responding to a structural collapse, from which seven people made it out safely.

Utility Oncor reported 55,000 customers without power late Monday morning in neighborhoods that were littered with downed lines and tree limbs that blocked major roads. Even fire stations were hit, including Station 41 whose roof blew off due to high winds.

Officials won't know the extent of the damage until emergency crews fully investigate the area.

"Damage is significant in the areas where the tornado touched down", Oncor tweeted.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Dallas.

The 27-year-old was in Philadelphia on Saturday night as the Stars played the Flyers, but returns Monday for Dallas' home game against the Ottawa Senators.

The weather system was the same one that spawned a tornado in Dallas.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman said two teenage boys died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Weleetka, about 80 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The storm happened as multiple severe thunderstorm watches and warnings covered portions of four counties, including Dallas County, and more stormy weather was expected in the area.

W. Nim Kidd, the chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, said at the press conference that 800 uninsured homes statewide would need to be destroyed or significantly damaged in order to meet the federal threshold for a disaster declaration.

Authorities say there have been no reports of fatalities, but police officers and firefighters are assessing damaged structures and carrying out door-to-door searches to check on residents.

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