The first week of April may have seemed a good time to consider your spring planting but it was anything but that in the DFW area in particular Coppell, Lewisville, Arlington, Lancaster and Forney Texas.
Albeit just a few miles up the road from Five Star Ford in Carrollton where we received no damage from the recent devastating storms and tornados, parts of Coppell, Texas look like they were battered by a shotgun-like blast of hail, debris and wind that took its toll on cars, buildings, plants and everything in its way. Over 450 flights were cancelled from DFW International Airport and then delayed further while tedious inspections were made to insure the integrity of each and every plane before takeoff. Widespread flooding happened in various parts of the Metroplex and high winds associated with the storm and the tornado itself dumped more damage upon us.
Most of us saw the video (or saw it live) from Lancaster where tractor trailer rigs were thrown hundreds of feet into the air as well as amateur video of tornados crossing Interstates throughout the area. The mayors of Arlington and Lancaster declared a state of disaster following the storm strike and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn issued a statement promising to work with “state and local officials to ensure North Texans have all the federal support they need.” Here then are some videos that bring home the devastation in a close-up perspective that makes us appreciate what and who we have and gives us thanks that we are here to look back. Amazingly with 13+ confirmed tornados touching down, there was not one reported death and only a handful of injuries. We were extremely fortunate with “Mother Nature” in spite of her wrath.