Tornadoes in Texas are responsible for the deaths of 11 people. A line of storms barreled through Texas this weekend, spawning tornadoes in the Dallas area. That same line is expected to dump up to two feet of snow in west and north Texas.
Ari Sarsalari is a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. She says the line of storms responsible for the tornadoes in Texas isn’t over.
“It’s going to get a lot worse,” she said.
— Mark Fox (@FTWMet) December 27, 2015
One of the tornadoes in Texas that touched down in Fort Worth was at least an EF-3.
— Brian James (@BrianJamesNBC5) December 27, 2015
Eight people were killed when a tornado touched down in Garland, Texas. Not far from there, Rowlett, Texas was hard hit, too.
“Damage is widespread,” Rowlett City Manager Brian Funderburk said at an early Sunday news conference.
Rowlett Police Chief Mike Brodnax said, “There’s some areas where it’s not even safe for homeowners to get into.”
“We’re still waiting for daylight so we can really see what happened,” Rowlett Fire Chief Neil Howard said.
NBC5 reporter Amanda Guerra shared a devastating Instagram shot of some of the damage the tornadoes in Texas caused.
“Woman surveys #tornado damage from #GarlandTX. Heartbreaking scene as homes literally ripped to shreds. @nbcdfw,” she captioned it.
It’s uncertain if local authorities have completely assessed all the damage, injuries, and loss of lives in the wake of these tornadoes in Texas. The whole area is still on alert for fear more storms are coming.