Severe thunderstorm, tornado leaves severe damage to Dallas area
By: Sydney Holmes | Published: October 22, 2019
Severe storms and an EF-3 tornado damaged homes and buildings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Sunday, causing classes at Lake Highlands and other schools to be canceled Monday.
WFAA reported that three tornadoes total ripped through North Texas, leaving severe damage behind from north of Love Field Airport to Van Zandt County.
Luckily on Monday morning, Dallas officials reported that there were no casualties. Three people were hospitalized, but they are expected to recover.
After the National Weather Service sent teams to survey the Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett, and Sachse areas, three tornadoes were confirmed, including the EF-3 in Dallas.
There was significant damage to businesses in Dallas, especially in areas around Royal Lane to Northwest Highway, north to south, and from Interstate 75 to Harry Hines Boulevard, east to west.
Late Sunday night there were 35 traffic signal lights out, plus numerous road closures.
The City of Richardson reported damage to many businesses and public schools. Due to the severe damage and road closures, all RISD schools were closed on Monday and all but a few opened the following day.
There were more than 90,000 reports of power outages on Monday morning, according to the Oncor website.