Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tornados in Dallas? What??

Yes that is a funnel cloud in the Dallas, Texas area.
As of 6:40 pm today, The National Weather Service said radar and storm spotters reported a tornado touched down in Dallas.
A twister is believed to have damaged a building in Dallas. The building in the 400 block of Mockingbird Lane has collapsed. No injuries have been reported.
A tornado also was briefly on the ground near Seagoville. Seagoville police said they are assessing damage reports after tornadoes touched down in multiple locations. No injuries have been reported. Record-breaking rain from the remnants of Hermine poured down Wednesday, prompting evacuations and road and school closures as creeks and rivers begin to swell far beyond their banks and into communities all across the Metroplex. At least one person in North Texas was killed. DFW weather watchers report as much as 9 inches of rain in parts of southern Tarrant County and 5 inches to 6 inches in northern Tarrant County.
The official rainfall total at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was 5.23 inches as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, sailing past the previous daily rainfall record. The previous record was set in 1976 with a mere 1.62 inches. One inch of total rain was measured at the airport Tuesday. This month is so far the fourth-wettest September on record for both Dallas and Fort Worth.

That is all according to NBC 5 here in the DFW area. Let's keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers that are being affected by these storms and lets pray, that even though we DO need the rain, that it tapers off soon!

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