Texas has been in for one hell of a beating at the hands of these massive storm systems moving across the U.S. Numerous reports of tornadoes and fatalities have been reported. According TO The Blaze.
UPDATE 1:14 a.m. Sunday ET: (AP) — Three more people are confirmed dead from the storms near Dallas, the latest fatalities located in Collin County.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Havey gave no other details of the deaths. Collin County is about 45 miles northeast of Dallas.
The fatalities in Collin County bring to seven the number of confirmed deaths from a series of storms that spawned tornadoes after dark on Saturday evening.
— Brian (@BrianKhoury) December 27, 2015
UPDATE 10:55 p.m. ET: (TheBlaze/AP) — The four reported deaths amid the Dallas-area tornadoes occurred as a result of vehicle accidents near the intersection of two major highways in Garland, east of Dallas.
— Patricia Sanchez (@patysnchez) December 27, 2015
Officer Joe Harn, a Garland police spokesman, said Saturday night it’s unclear if all four were in the same vehicle or how they died.
A tornado is reported to have gone through the suburb east of Dallas, damaging several homes.
Harn says there are no active rescues underway, though first responders continue to search houses for anyone trapped after the storms passed.
Numerous tornado videos from the Dallas storm have been posted to YouTube.
Stephanie Parker, emergency manager for Ellis County, which is about 30 miles south of Dallas, posted on Twitter: “We have destroyed and damaged homes. Please do not get out on the roads if you do not have to.
— Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithi24) December 27, 2015
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth confirmed that a tornado touched down south of Dallas earlier this evening. No other details of damage were immediately available.