Tornadoes Strike Dallas Area

Violent tornadoes struck the Dallas area Tuesday, destroying homes and hurling debris--including objects as large as tractor trailers--into the air. According to CNN (, up to 13 tornadoes may have touched down in North Texas. There are no reports of deaths so far, but rescuers plan to comb the area again. Three people were hospitalized in Arlington and at least 150 homes were destroyed. For more on the role of the fire department in extreme weather situations, consider Fire Department Storm-Response Management.

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