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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Tornadoes Reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

At least one tornado- doing damage- has been reported in Cleburne- another possibly in eastern Burleson- both south of Fort Worth TX..

Damage was reportedly done to "several homes in Cleburne with one or more injuries-" according to CBS-11. 

These reports courtesy of a live Web stream from CBS-11 TV in the Metroplex.

NBC-5 in Dallas has live helicopter shots of a tornado in southern Dallas County TX- just south of the City of Dallas.

This is a fairly large tornado and it's doing damage.

A 2nd damaging tornado to the west of this one is heading toward Arlington..

A "Tornado Emergency" is now in effect for Dallas as of 1:25 p.m..

By 1:35 p.m.- the tornado moving through eastern Dallas County had lifted- but not before causing an at least 5 mile path of destruction.

I'm not hearing any injury reports as of 1:45 p.m..

At 2 p.m.- Dallas Fire Department "Engine 32" via scanner reported "a tornado on the ground in the area of Military and Buckner" in Dallas.

As of 3 p.m.- American Airlines at DFW Airport has announced that ALL FLIGHTS DEPARTING DFW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED TODAY.

A large number of incoming flights to DFW were either diverted to other airports or delayed.

This is reportedly due to large hail possibly damaging a large number of aircraft at the DFW Airport.

At 3:35 p.m.- a storm chaser with NBC5 in Dallas is reporting a tornado in Forney TX- east of Dallas on I-20.

At 3:41 p.m.- a storm chaser with CBS-11 reported the Forney High School was being struck- but a few minutes later the spotter says the tornado "missed the high school" but has struck an elementary school.

Homes have been damaged in Forney according to chaser reports.

As of 5:30 p.m.- Dallas-Fort Worth TV news reports "numerous injuries- but no fatalities so far" in all of the Metroplex tornadoes today.

By Wednesday morning- it was determined that at least 15 people reported injuries in the Dallas-Fort Worth tornado outbreak of April 3- 2012.

At least two of those had "serious" injuries- but there was no reported fatalities.

At least 500 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed- 300 of those reported in Lancaster alone.

Six to as many as 12 tornadoes occurred in and around the Metroplex- with the most severe damage as viewed in various news helicopter videos being in the Lancaster and Fortney areas.

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