Teams to Assess Damage From Dallas-Area Tornadoes

April 5, 2012

City leaders and weather experts will inspect Dallas-area locations where tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes.

Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight said Wednesday that the main goal is to try to assess the nature and severity of the damage. Officials in Forney report seven injuries from the storm, none of them serious. One elementary school was damaged, but no students were hurt. Workers will go door-to-door Wednesday to assess damage.

Damage was also reported in Arlington and other parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Experts from the National Weather Service on Wednesday morning began their own storm assessment. Forecasters have said Tuesday’s violent weather generated as many as a dozen twisters.

The Red Cross has estimated that about 650 homes in North Texas were damaged, with some structures a total loss.

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