Tornadoes in Texas Kill 11 Near Dallas

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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.

One of the tornadoes in Texas that touched down in Fort Worth was at least an EF-3.

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.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.