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Here and I wouldn't jump in the -- to -- a -- over us and that was it.
Glad to be here hit quick.
I saw the clouds -- and -- in -- and -- -- at the door and then again.
Incredible stories of survival out of the Dallas area in Texas as many as eighteen twisters tear through the suburbs there.
Hello I'm John Scott hi everybody and -- -- and the twisters damaging more than 600 homes.
Tossing cars and trucks around and knocking out power to tens of thousands across the Dallas Fort Worth area.
No reports of major injuries or deaths.
But the dangerous weather is far from over joining us now on the phone is public information officer with the city of Fort Worth, Texas bill.
Vaguely in opposite basically do -- I had that right no reports of injuries or deaths.
And right now -- that's right we we have no reports of a serious injuries or death we in Fort Worth are.
We were fortunate and we feel very lucky and blessed that that the major damage missed us our -- to the south and east were hit harder we've been offering and mutual -- as much as possible.
But as of today are updates with no way entries are reports of note here Fort -- What is the latest from the Fort Worth area what do you what do you dealing with today.
Well he left -- we have both we had a poor.
Not fire department companies and a battalion -- at Darlington to help out the city Arlington.
They're fire department was busy at three calls we related to the storm so we backed bill to make sure that there were any fires broke about that they were covered.
Our animal care control off department sent five trucks to -- -- one of this small areas and that was hit hardest.
Because of reports of so many different animals that were loose from the how does that had been damaged -- that and that trailer park that have been -- so part.
So right now we're rules we're still accepting any possible damage round here but the reports this morning -- -- positive at least in Fort Worth.
And were on call ready to help out Arlington can -- Lancaster which is also agree arch any of our neighbors that need help we're here we're ready.
It really takes a team effort as anatomy when he's really look at some of these images it really takes your breath away.
What where every yesterday when when the storm came through it you seem to come -- assists and only for all of us just in the newsroom getting news reports.
And then of course we saw the damage how how is it for you.
On the ground there.
By yesterday I was actually at City Hall when I got a call and it is I got a call from -- Our sirens went off more than seventy sirens were sent off at about -- 1 o'clock got -- times.
Letting people know that in the south part of Tarrant County southeast -- county that's.
Tornadoes have been spotted on the ground and I had to walk one block over to our emergency operations center.
How we have a joint -- operations center that works without throughout the region we had dozens of partnering groups there helping us monitor the situation.
Reach out to Adidas polity that needed help.
Keep and I on the weather also need to prepare for -- assessment or any rescues.
Or again offer any mutual -- dot I was actually it's like watching.
The -- a storm on radar.
And -- it -- -- within about five miles to my house while that was a little nervous time for me and how is your house -- a trip for a few loose shingles on good but I.
But -- but I have some neighbors and relatives who are east to meet who were hit pretty hard and you know it's.
It was -- its but fortunately for us -- you know there were there as far as we know no serious injuries and now just a matter of clean it up -- figured out how we can help.
You know officer I -- -- let me ask you about something that -- housing reported to us last hour he was telling us that.
You know sirens do go off often this is not something that's unusual for the Fort Worth area the Dallas area -- -- comes through.
And that it in there's an idea that maybe if there warnings -- -- with the description.
That that people might respond to them more than if it's just the same siren for any tornado do you think I would be helpful.
I think that we -- we do a good job trying to educate our public you know we we have a history here -- some some.
Spring storms that can get pretty large if you go back to 2000 there -- the twin tornadoes that hit.
The Metroplex area to get a lot of damage and since then we've really.
Up to our game a little bit we've got a lot of well a lot -- sirens and we've worked really hard.
Pitched it to public that would make an idea where it's what happens in what you're supposed to do it there's a program we called know what to do and being and it instructs the public that -- -- -- siren.
This is generally what it means and here's what you need to do.
Odds are greatly thank you so much for the time today we really appreciate it wish you all the best for you in your team.
In the Fort Worth area thank you so much.
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