Photos And Video Show Severe Damage Done During High Winds In Texas, Including Flipping Over A Truck
Mother Nature wreaked havoc in North Texas with gusts of wind reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour.
CBS Local reported there were no tornado warnings being issued in the area, but it left terrified witnesses wondering if they were in Texas anymore.
Residents awoke in the early hours to sirens warning of the damaging winds that wreaked havoc on businesses and homes.
Pictures and video from the malevolent force of nature were posted on social media, including footage from a gust of wind knocking a semi-truck over on its side while in transit.
The voice of a terrified bystander can be heard in this video as he shouts, "Oh my god, oh my god" while witnessing the truck turn over on its side on a highway.
Semi truck being blown over and sliding into the ditch in Amarillo Tx!!! Extreme winds gusting to 80MPH with wind s… https://t.co/ZHHyxWvE2M— Blake Brown (@Blake Brown)1552506489.0
Architectural casualties included an Amazon logistics facility in Irving whose detached steel roof hurtled through the air and crashed into parked cars in the adjacent lot near DFW Airport.
Many power lines also came down.
Mayor Wallace in @CityofGodley just sent this to me.. Southwest of Godley. High tension power lines.. What kind of… https://t.co/vyxOXPgq0W— Johnson County EM (@Johnson County EM)1552487149.0
Wowza... Power going on and off in Cleburne, so I take some video which is pretty “lit” 🤣🤣 I think it’s a transform… https://t.co/M5HeUaKPgU— Johnson County EM (@Johnson County EM)1552450596.0
The pole straight up snapped, this is on Kilpatrick between Main and Granbury in Cleburne. Sever other piles are le… https://t.co/BnfmxyIBQD— Johnson County EM (@Johnson County EM)1552451642.0
Across the way, an FAA radio tower was uprooted by the relentless gust that left nearby residents bracing themselves throughout the morning against further devastation.
West Texas middle of the night storm... no electricity.. looks like a hurricane... we are the only ones worried😳… https://t.co/lmySNN642a— LKJanes (@LKJanes)1552465468.0
You can watch the full report from CBSDFW's YouTube video below.
Wrap Up Of Strong Wind Damage In North Texas www.youtube.com
Homes in Johnson County took a hit, with emergency officials reporting a mobile home that overturned onto a car near Bramblett Road and Highway 4.
Kim Howell was inside the home, ready to depart to visit her mother, when the unthinkable happened. She was taken to the hospital after sustaining minor cuts and bruises from her airborne nightmare.
PHOTO GALLERY: Storm damage in North Texas from severe weather, high winds this morning: https://t.co/ytsdObVWs7 https://t.co/ux44397ijB— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW)1552486197.0
The Johnson County Emergency Management's Twitter account posted pictures of the storm's aftermath, with tons of debris scattered throughout the region.
One female occupant was injured in this small modular home off Bramblett Rd and Hwy 4 southwest of Cleburne. She wa… https://t.co/8CuBLmGjVT— Johnson County EM (@Johnson County EM)1552475416.0
Minor damage to some homes and outbuildings in the @CityofGodley No injuries and the fire department continues to w… https://t.co/PKClEdvpND— Johnson County EM (@Johnson County EM)1552473385.0
@jocotx_em @NWSFortWorth oh jeez, hope everyone's okay! <3— quit. (@quit.)1552479798.0
@jocotx_em @CityofGodley Looks like a brief spin up Tornado 🌪 EF-0 to me!— Dennis Walter (@Dennis Walter)1552474912.0
The Grand Prairie Municipal Airport was also affected, with as many as 67 aircraft destroyed from the storm in addition to the thirteen hangars sustaining damages.
Strong storms flipped over some small planes at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport in Dallas County, Texas, early Wedn… https://t.co/b6xKyXaaSd— KVAL News (@KVAL News)1552505500.0
67 aircraft & 13 hangars damaged at the Grand Prairie municipal airport from this morning's storm. Wind gusts repor… https://t.co/K669XowDuG— Lynnanne Nguyen (@Lynnanne Nguyen)1552509670.0
As of this writing, there are no known casualties nor further injuries as a result of this horrific storm.
We hope everyone throughout North Texas remains safe.