The Texas Tornado (PHOTOS)
The Texas tornado that left a sea of destruction in its wake yesterday has survivors sifting through broken remains today as they assess the damage.
According to the National Weather Service, as many as a dozen twisters touched down in a wave of violent weather that stretched across Dallas and Fort Worth. The destructive reminder of a young tornado season Tuesday left thousands without power and hundreds of homes pummeled or worse.
One of the hardest hit regions was the Dallas suburb of Lancaster. According to witnesses that were on the ground, vehicles were tossed like toys, coming to rest in living rooms and bedrooms.
At one house, a tornado had seemingly dipped into the building like an immersion blender, spinning directly down through an upstairs bedroom and wreaking havoc in the family room below before lifting straight back up and away. In the downstairs room, a grandfather clock stood pristine against a wall and the front door remained in place, but all between the two was smashed to nothing.
Despite the intensity of the slow-moving storms, only a handful of people were hurt, a couple of them seriously, and no fatalities were reported as of late Tuesday.
The Red Cross estimated that 650 homes were damaged. Around 150 Lancaster residents stayed in a shelter Tuesday night.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas Forth Worth residents as they try to rebuild their lives and homes.