Storm cause damage in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 11:41 am
By: News 9

HURST, Texas (AP) -- Dozens of homes were damaged and at least 180,000 customers lost electricity today after storms hit West Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported in North Texas. Officials say three people suffered minor injuries in Breckenridge, in Stephens County.

The American Red Cross set up shelters in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst, and in the Johnson County town of Lillian.

Here's more:

-- In DeSoto, just south of Dallas, about 20 homes were damaged and there was severe roof damage at a senior apartment complex and at a hotel with about 50 staff and guests.

-- The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District canceled classes today. Nine schools, as well as the administration complex, were without electricity.

Trees and power lines were downed in Hurst, where at least eight homes were damaged.

-- In Breckenridge, about 20 homes sustained major damage, including some roofs and top stories torn away. Sheriff James Reeves says six mobile homes were destroyed and two businesses sustained damage.

-- Up to 50 homes were damaged in Allen, north of Dallas. The damage included a new subdivision where several homes under construction -- collapsed.

-- In Waxahachie, the roof blew off an extended-stay hotel where 24 people were staying. They've been moved to a shelter.

-- Storms also hit parts of San Angelo, but police say no injuries were reported. Part of a warehouse complex lost a section of its roof, while a storage facility also was damaged.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)