UPDATE: 7:00pm EST
More than a dozen injuries have been reported, from minor to severe after tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area.
According to Officer Paul Beck in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster says 10 people were injured when a reported tornado touched down there Tuesday. He says two of those injuries are severe but did not have further details.
Assistant Arlington fire chief Jim Self says three people suffered minor injuries there. They include two residents of a nursing home who were taken to a hospital after swirling winds clipped the building.
Tornadoes have torn through the Dallas area today, taking roofs off homes, trucks and leaving disastrous damage in its path.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least two separate "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes were in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Several other developing twisters are being reported, as the violent storm moves north through the metropolitan area.
As of now, there are no immediate information about injuries.
As reported by the Associated Press:
Footage from highway video cameras showed a large, dark funnel cloud moving on the ground not far from a major interstate early Tuesday afternoon. Crumpled orange tractor trailers were later visible in a Dallas County parking lot, as well as flattened trailers along the sides of highways and access roads.
In Lancaster, south of Dallas, local television footage showed homes without roofs while other buildings were flattened. Plywood was strewn on the grass and on top of buildings. Residents could be seen walking down the street with firefighters and peering into homes, looking at the damage after the storm passed.
The storm pushed cars into fences and toppled trees. Branches and limbs were scattered across lawns and in the streets. A tow-behind RV was torn apart and crumpled in a driveway where part of a roof of the home was torn off.
The weather service said "considerable damage" also was reported in a rural Johnson County, south of Fort Worth.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people living in the Dallas area.