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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:50

Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth Are Without Power After Storms

(TNS) - The storms across the Dallas area Sunday afternoon that killed one and injured at least five others also spread debris through damaged neighborhoods and left several hundred thousand residents without power.

Winds were strong enough — up to about 70 mph — to topple large trees onto cars and homes. Traffic signs as well as billboards were dislodged, and light poles and other small structures were strewn about.

But power outages were a more widespread problem. Close to 280,000 customers were without power in Dallas County alone, about a quarter of the Oncor customers there. By dawn Monday, almost 240,000 Dallas County customers were still affected, along with about 15,000 in Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties.