Canadian-native Tyler Seguin, who is a professional hockey player for the Dallas Stars, shared some crazy and devastating photos of the aftermath of this weekend’s tornado that tore through northern Dallas.
A huge number of residents are without power and many more experienced damage to their homes and businesses during a tornado that touched down in northern Dallas on Sunday evening (October 20th, 2019).
— Nathan Frost (@frostyillini) October 21, 2019
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least one tornado touched down during that time frame and, luckily, no serious injuries or fatalities have been reported.
This is the scene at Walnut Hill and Monroe in NW Dallas. This is awful! Search and Rescue efforts are underway in this area now. Crews going door to door. Stay clear of this area and say a prayer for these folks. @CBSDFW #DallasTornado #txwx pic.twitter.com/kPHgnqEHfl
— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) October 21, 2019
Some people had been taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans, in a report from USA Today.
Luckily, nobody was at Seguin’s house when the tornado struck and he says he has moved out because he’s actually been trying to sell the property. The tornado damage will no doubt have an effect on the selling process, likely requiring extensive time for repairs.
“Thanks to everyone reaching out about the news tonight, I am safe,” Seguin wrote on Twitter. “Luckily this is my house for sale and I have moved into a new one. I just left the area and it is an extremely sad sight to see. Prayers to everyone affected by the tornado.”
Thanks to everyone reaching out about the news tonight, I am safe. Luckily this is my house for sale and I have moved into a new one. I just left the area and it is an extremely sad sight to see. Prayers to everyone affected by the tornado. https://t.co/wT6XlUBi8N
— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) October 21, 2019
Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed on Twitter that at least one of their fire stations had suffered significant damage during the storm and their spokesman said that seven people managed to escape a collapsed structure in the northwestern part of Dallas.
Electricity provider Oncor said that 100,000+ customers were without power in the area.
Whoa… Insane view of Dallas tornado, that moved through moments ago. pic.twitter.com/Uzmzy2JGBA
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) October 21, 2019
MY COWORKER WITH THE DALLAS TORNADO 🌪
— Summer (@OP_YellowFlash_) October 21, 2019
Watch the full news report about the tornado in Dallas below.