1 dead, 5 injured after storm topples crane into Old East Dallas apartments – Dallas News

The storm had moved south of Dallas by 4 p.m., leaving behind a mess of downed trees, street flooding and wind damage for residents to clean up. 

Rain was not the main issue in many parts of Dallas and surrounding cities, though some street flooding was reported.

Less than half an inch was recorded at DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field as of 2:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service recorded a 71-mph gust at Dallas Love Field, where WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that a hangar door and part of the roof at a Southwest Airlines maintenance facility was torn away. No injuries were reported.

Near the Presbyterian Village North retirement community in Lake Highlands, trees had been uprooted and a stop sign and light pole were blown over.

A billboard was knocked down at Hall Street and McKinney Avenue in Uptown, damaging two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Jones and two friends pulled into the parking lot when the rain started. Moments later, wind knocked down the billboard, which scraped the right side of Jones’s car.

“It just picked up so fast and it was not even raining,” Jones said.

The front windshield and back window of Stephanie Carenca’s silver Cadillac Escalade were damaged when the billboard fell on top of the SUV.

“All of the sudden, we heard this bang, the lights flickered and it smelled like something was burning,” she said.

Carenca was getting ready to leave from lunch at Breadwinners when she saw the billboard land on her SUV. No one was inside when it fell. 

“I’m just glad we weren’t in it,” she said. 


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