The Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas was hit by tornadoes on Tuesday, leaving tons of rubble, damage and devastated families in its wake. No deaths were recorded, but as many as 13 twisters caused several injuries and destroyed as many as 650 homes in the area.
Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dallas-Fort Worth, believes the slow-moving weather system from northern New Mexico created between six and 13 tornadoes in total.
I know that sounds like a big range, but until we actually go out and do the survey, the number is just approximate, Moore said.
The mayor of Lancaster, Texas, also said that about 300 buildings in the city were damaged by the massive storm systems, which left more than 47,000 homes and businesses without power.
The Texas tornadoes were powerful enough to lift cars and trucks, crumble roofs, and shatter windows. Gwen Dabbs, a resident of Lancaster, said she couldn't make it into the interior room in her house before the tornadoes blew her windows out, so she huddled in a corner of her living room and covered herself with blankets.
It was like 'The Wizard of Oz,' Dabbs said. My body is sore from being in the corner. But I don't have not a cut, not a scratch, and I'm so thankful. Thank you, Lord.
Texans are still cleaning up the rubble and rebuilding their homes, while air travel in and around Dallas continues to be hampered by the disaster
Check out the pictures of the devastation, and read about how residents are slowly rebuilding their homes as Texans look to return to normalcy.
Typical tornado seasons run from March until June.