@SkywatcherDFW is watching the sky to keep neighbors safe in Arlington, TX and surrounding communities. Member of local CERT, RACES, and Skywarn (Storm Spotter) teams. This will be real time reporting of facts without sensationalism. My goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible and well informed so they can make informed decisions during times of crises.
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Transcript of tweets from the Tornado Incident on April 3, 2012
- 12:33 PM - 3 Apr 12: A severe thunderstorm in central Johnson CO is heading NNE toward Tarrant CO toward Mansfield, Kennedale, and S Arlington.
- 12:35 PM - 3 Apr 12: Arlington area under a Tornado Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Watch. As storms get closer to the metro they R expected to intensify.
- 12:46 PM - 3 Apr 12: TORNADO WARNING being issued for Johnson and Tarrant COs. NWS via Tarrant CO RACES net reports confirmed tornado near Joshua in Johnson CO.
- 12:47 PM - 3 Apr 12: Burleson FD confirms tornado on ground east of Joshua and heading north.
- 12:51 PM - 3 Apr 12: TORNADO WARNING for SE Tarrant CO until 1:00pm. Storm spotters verify a tornado on the ground near Joshua.
- 12:57 PM - 3 Apr 12: Unconfirmed report of house damaged in Johnson CO on CR 704.
- 1:11 PM - 3 Apr 12: Storm spotter in Johnson CO reports funnel cloud nearing ground 1 mile east of Burleson.
- 1:13 PM - 3 Apr 12: Burleson EOC reporting confirmed tornado on ground at Hidden Creek and Renfro.
- 1:17 PM - 3 Apr 12: Severe thunderstorms now entering western Tarrant CO from the west heading NNE
- 1:18 PM - 3 Apr 12: Arlington EOC has just activated the emergency sirens due to Severe Weather.
- 1:23 PM - 3 Apr 12: Storm spotter on 287 near Kennedale reports funnel on ground.
- 1:34 PM - 3 Apr 12: Confirmed tornado on ground at I-20 approaching Kelly Elliot in Arlington.
- 1:36 PM - 3 Apr 12: Arlington PD reporting a lot of damage in southwest Arlington.
- 1:39 PM - 3 Apr 12: Major AFD response to 5700 Median Way, Arlington. Apartment complex has damage.
- 1:44 PM - 3 Apr 12: AFD reports major damage at Chesterfield Apartments, 5700 Median Way.
- 2:04 PM - 3 Apr 12: Lost power for a while at my location. Back up now. Lots of widespread damage in the Arlington area.
- 2:16 PM - 3 Apr 12: More storms entering central Tarrant CO from west. I've got intermittant power at my home but will try to keep Tweeting as much as I can.
- 2:19 PM - 3 Apr 12: Damaged homes near I-20 and SW Green Oaks
- 2:20 PM - 3 Apr 12: Nursing home fire near SW Green Oaks I believe.
- 2:46 PM - 3 Apr 12: TORNADO WARNING for NE Tarrant CO
- 3:14 PM - 3 Apr 12: Due to wide spread damage from storms the City of Arlington has invoked a State of Disaster.
- 3:19 PM - 3 Apr 12: There are multiple reports of ruptured natural gas lines. APD and AFD urge you to call 911 if you smell gas.
- 4:32 PM - 3 Apr 12: AFD is using channel 6 (ID 53680) for all damage assessment and coordination. They set up a Arlington area Chief to command this.
- 4:35 PM - 3 Apr 12: Good news so far is that I have not heard any reports of serious injuries or deaths in Arlington. I hope that stays the case!
- 5:50 PM - 3 Apr 12: AFD Assistant Chief reports 150+ homes, two apartment buildings, and a nursing rehab center damaged in Arlington, but only 3 minor injuries.
- 6:17 PM - 3 Apr 12: AFD reports a natural gas leak at Ruth Ditto Elementary School.