Severe weather brings tornadoes, flooding to North Texas

Much of North Texas had a wild night of weather Thursday with tornadoes, hail, lightning and flooding.

Storm chaser Rus Contreras captured video of a possible tornado in Fairview, which is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth in Wise County. Several barns were reported damaged and tree limbs and power lines were downed.

Wise County sheriff's dispatcher Jeff Doughty said there were some mobile homes were damaged in the community, but only one minor injury was reported.

FOX 4 viewer Rickey Bowling spotted a tornado forming near his house in Rhome, which is also in Wise County.

"I started videoing and I kept videoing up until I got almost to the house and I spotted and went for shelter," he said.

His home now has some minor roof damage.

"Just barely skimmed it. Had a lot of tree damage and some more barn damage, but otherwise I think the house is okay, just a bit of damage to it," Bowling said.

Other FOX 4 viewers in Wise, Denton and Parker counties sent in photos and videos of strong winds, hail and even wall clouds.

SKY4 showed a carport that had been ripped out of the ground and blown over in Springtown.

"We had a very bad storm come through. We didn't hear anything. It was just rain and wind and branches flying everywhere. And I looked out my front door and there was no more carport. It was in the tree. It was like a movie," the homeowner said.

A lightning strike likely sparked a gas well fire near Denton. The well site is off of Interstate 35 and West Windsor Drive and is near a housing development, but no evacuations were ordered.

Flash flooding was reported in cities like Denison. Interstate 35 in Cooke County was shut down in both directions due to flash flooding.

Flooding in that area also caused a train to derail near the town of Valley View. Four crew members were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries because of the accident.

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said the severe weather risk is not over.

Friday morning should be relatively quiet, but possibly severe storms are in the forecast for the evening and weekend.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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