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This is a breaking news story and will be regularly updated.
A tornado brought severe damage to a stretch of Dallas late Sunday, leaving behind a path of destruction that included businesses and home.
At least one tornado was reported Sunday night north of Dallas Love Field, but a full assessment was expected Monday morning to determine the extent of the storms and the damage.
The National Weather Service said they were sending survey teams to Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett and Sachse to assess the damage Monday morning.
Judge Clay Jenkins on Monday signed a disaster declaration for Dallas County. He tweeted that this was to speed up aid and facilitate resource deployment to the affected areas.
As of early Monday, Dallas city officials said there were no reported fatalities or serious injuries.
Damage in Dallas
There was significant damage at a number of businesses and home in Dallas, specifically in the area from Royal Lane to Northwest Highway, north to south, and from Interstate 75 to Harry Hines Boulevard, east to west.
The City of Dallas said 23 people stayed in its shelter at Bachman Recreation overnight and 12 people remained there Monday.
Travel around that section of the city is limited as well.
Late Sunday, there were approximately 35 traffic signals with no communication, according to the City of Dallas.
In addition, there are a number of road closures.
Street Closures for the North Central Section of the city:
Hillcrest Road/Walnut Hill Lane
Hillcrest Road/Royal Lane
No Westbound Royal Lane at St. Michaels Drive
No Northbound St. Michaels Drive at Royal Lane
Preston Road/Royal Lane
Street Closures for the Northwest Section of the city:
Marsh Lane/Walnut Hill Lane
Harry Hines Boulevard/Manana Drive
Denton Drive/Lombardy Lane
Walnut Hill Lane/Monroe Drive
Harry Hines Boulevard/Freewood Drive
Harry Hines Boulevard/Walnut Hill Lane
Walnut Hill Lane/Webb Chapel Road
Walnut Hill Lane/Midway Road
Shady Trail/Andjon Drive
Walnut Hill Lane/Marsh Lane
Walnut Hill Lane/Woodleigh Drive
Preston Road/Norway Road
Shady Trail/Southwell Road
Webb Chapel Road/Kinkaid Drive
Marsh Lane/Woodleigh Drive
Walnut Hill Lane/Shady Trail
Harry Hines Boulevard/Brenner Drive
Dallas Fire-Rescue said they responded to a structure collapse Sunday night at Walnut Hill Lane and Harry Hines Boulevard.
Seven people made it out safely, according to DFR, but a crew was still searching the structure.
Residents who see a downed power line should call 311. The city also recommended that residents in areas with damage stay inside.
There were also reports of gas leaks north of Walnut Hill. If you smell natural gas or suspect a natural gas leak, leave immediately and call 911 and the Atmos Energy 24/7 emergency line at 866-322-8667.
WFAA reporter Alex Rozier posted about damage in a number of locations along Walnut Hill, including at Harry Hines Boulevard and just east of Denton Drive.
DFR also said they had received multiple calls for people injured in their homes by broken glass.
Here are just a few of the businesses and buildings reporting damage:
- North Dallas Government Center at 10056 Marsh Lane
- St. Marks School at 6331 Orchid Lane
- The shopping center at Preston and Royal Lane
- The Home Depot at Forest Central Drive and I-75
- Walnut Hill Elementary School
- Little Ceasars at Walnut Hill and Marsh Lane
- 7-Eleven at Walnut Hill and Monroe
- The Preston Hollow neighborhood
Fire Station 41 had its roof and other parts torn off by high winds, and was left uninhabitable, according to DFR. No one was injured.
Reckless Rock Radio KNON 89.3 FM had no programming Sunday night due to storm damage in its recording studio, according to a Facebook post. All staff are safe and uninjured.
Polling location closed in Farmer’s Branch
An early voting location had to close Monday due to damage sustained in the storm.
The voting location at Brookhaven College in the “W” building is closed until further notice.
Damage in Richardson
In Richardson, emergency workers are responding to reports of damage in the south-central part of the city. According to a Facebook post from the City of Richardson, there are multiple downed trees and damaged buildings with debris in the area, in addition to massive power outages.
Richardson is also dealing with multiple reports of damaged gas mains and downed power lines as well. Richardson ISD is also assessing storm damage to its schools.
In additional a number of main roadways will be closed until repair work is completed. City officials warned this could slow the morning commute.
The closures are in the following areas:
- Centennial Blvd. between Bowser Rd. and Grove Rd. (CLOSED)
- Bowser Rd. between Centennial Blvd. and Buckingham Rd. (CLOSED)
- Abrams Rd. between Buckingham Rd. and Park Bend Dr. (NOW OPEN)
- Coit Rd. at Spring Valley Rd (OPEN BUT TREATED AS A 4-WAY STOP)
Damage in Garland
In Garland, damage was reported along a stretch of Miller Road.
There was major structural damage in the residential area northeast of Shiloh & Miller, according to police.
Damage in Sachse
Six houses were significantly damaged in the 6800 block of Eastview Drive in Sachse, according to the city.
Four of the houses were no longer inhabitable, but no injuries had been reported.
The city said first responders were on scene, but further damage assessment would take place in the morning.
More than 90,000 customers were still without power as of 10:20 a.m., according to the Oncor website. The utility company was reporting more than 2,500 outages affecting customers.
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We’ve heard reports of downed power lines in Midlothian, in addition to the various power outages in the above counties and hail reports from multiple areas. Please stay safe and seek shelter.
Here’s a brief look at what we’ve seen around North Texas: