Thousands Without Power Following Texas Tornado

 

Thousands of people are still without power in North Texas after strong storms barreled through the area. Oncor says it isn't known when the lights will be back on because yesterday's tornado caused significant damage to power lines. Oncor promises crews are working as fast as they can. The twister shut down multiple schools in the Dallas, Garland, and Richardson Independent School Districts due to damage or power loss. Multiple homes were damaged but no injuries or deaths have been reported.

Dallas is trying to figure out the strength of the tornado which went through the city last night. Office of Emergency Management Director Rocky Vaz says there are unconfirmed reports the twister was an EF-2 and National Weather Service survey teams are out looking at damage. No injuries were reported but multiple buildings were damaged. Almost two dozen people stayed in a shelter overnight including travelers who missed flights at Dallas Love Field. The city is trying to decide whether to keep Bachman Recreation Center in northwest Dallas open as a shelter.

Several homes belonging to Dallas Stars players are dealing with damage following last night's tornado. The Stars say goaltender Ben Bishop and his family are okay after his home was battered last night. Bishop missed morning skate but is expected to be at tonight's game against Ottawa. A home owned by Tyler Seguin had its roof ripped off but the forward noted on Twitter he no longer lives there. He says the damage is extremely sad to see and he's praying for everyone affected by it. No injuries were reported.

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