A tornado plowed a long path through north Dallas on Sunday night, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.
City officials said that no serious injuries were reported but that many buildings were damaged, and news and social media photos showed numerous homes with their roofs ripped off.
The National Weather Service confirmed at 9:48 p.m. that a tornado had touched down in north and northeast Dallas. It said a second severe weather system would move through overnight and that more tornadoes were possible.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported that the tornado touched down near Love Field and that its radar indicated that the twister could have tracked for 17 miles. The station and other news organizations published images and video of downed power lines, debris and scores of emergency personnel on the streets in northwestern parts of the city.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, live in the area. A representative told NBC News that the Bushes were safe and that they were praying for their neighbors.
Tina Devlin of Dallas said her home was a “total loss.”
“I heard all the snapping of the trees and the wind blowing, and so I climbed into this bedroom closet, and just as I got in there, the roof blew off,” Devlin told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.