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DFW weather: Tornado damaged 5 houses in Rockwall

The National Meteorological Service responded to the area to assess the damage.

ROCKWALL, Texas – Early Wednesday morning, storms in North Texas were mostly mild, but an EF-1 tornado confirmed in Rockwall County damaged it.

At least five homes near Rockwall were severely damaged, officials said.

The National Weather Service responded to the area to assess the damage and determined that an EF-1 tornado had struck the McLendon-Chisholm area, particularly in the Bluebonnet Ranch neighborhood.

The WFAA meteorological team said a tornado with wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour lasted about two minutes.

The damage occurred near Texas Highway 205, in the 900th block of Candice Circle.

Rockwall is located about 25 minutes northeast of Dallas.

Damage caused by WFAA crews included major damage to the roof of a house, a collapsed open-air cage and a collapsed garage awning over the car.

No one was injured in the storms that swept through North Texas until Wednesday morning.

Resident Frances Brown’s home was among the worst-hit during the Rockwall storm. A large part of its roof collapsed and pieces of insulation were scattered in the yard.

GoFundMe was set up to help the Brown family begin the repair process.

Fortunately, much of North Texas was not affected by the weather. The area was under the control of a tornado early in the morning. Instead, strong winds and heavy rains were the main danger.



DFW weather: Tornado damaged 5 houses in Rockwall

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