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UPDATE: More than a dozen injuries in Texas storms


DALLAS (WKOW) -- More than a dozen injuries ranging from minor to severe have been reported after tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area.

Officials in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster say 10 people were hurt when a reported tornado touched down there Tuesday. They say two of those injuries are severe, but no other details were being made available. 

Officials in Arlington say 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.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes tore through the area Tuesday, and several others have been reported.

The twisters tore roofs off of homes, and left flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots.


DALLAS (WKOW) -- American Airlines canceled nearly all departures from its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday as powerful storms and tornadoes moved through the area.

Airport officials say more than 110 planes were damaged by hail. It wasn't clear how many belong to American Airlines, but American and American Eagle had pulled 101 planes out of service for inspections. 

American had canceled more than 450 flights by late Tuesday afternoon.

Southwest Airlines says it canceled more than 45 flights in and out of its big base at Dallas Love Field. An airline spokesman says no Southwest planes were damaged.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say delays that had averaged nearly three hours earlier in the afternoon were getting shorter by evening.


BURLESON, Texas (WKOW) -- Dallas police say possible tornadoes have touched down in the southern part of that city as a band of severe weather moves through northern Texas.

Local television footage shows overturned and smashed semi-trailers on the ground in the southern portion of Dallas County. Dallas police officials say twisters also have caused damage in the city limits.

Weather service advisories issued Tuesday said storm spotters and radar shows separate "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes both south of Dallas and Fort Worth.

The weather service says "considerable damage" has been reported near Cleburne, south of Fort Worth, and Lancaster, south of Dallas.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

A majority of the departing and arriving flights to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have been cancelled. 


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