Dallas weather: Strong winds leave behind trail of damage Thursday

Most of North Texas experienced severe weather Thursday afternoon and into the evening, the storms left a trail damage that people are still working to clean up.

A Tornado Watch was issued for all of North Texas until 10 p.m. Many counties saw tornado warnings throughout the night.

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Winds hit speeds higher than 80 miles per hour for some and people saw hail the size of baseballs. Many people had damage from the weather, and tens of thousands were left without power.

Severe weather video and photos from around North Texas

The squall line moved from the western counties and into the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex between about 6 and 7 p.m.

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Residents displaced by storm damage in Hurst

In Hurst just northeast of Fort Worth, more than a dozen people at an apartment complex were displaced after the strong storms caused damage there.

Firefighters spent hours checking to make sure all tenants living at the Hunter Chase apartments were safe. First responders taking families and elderly tenants to the front office, which was opened up until tenants could figure out where they would sleep for the night. The power was out for several hours.

Dozens of people were told to evacuate due to the roof damage from the storm. Hurst Fire says the roof was torn off, and debris was blown all over the courtyard. Some flew into neighboring apartments, shattering the glass of one apartment. 

Firefighters were already working on boarding up the apartment. 

Michael Roberts’ apartment watched the storm roll in and now has water all over his apartment. 

"At first, we were sitting out back, and you could see it coming in. It got windy. Out of nowhere, it hit. And the whole building started shaking," he recalled. "Then we realized it’s the roof of the whole building upstairs, and you hear the water dripping. It got crazy. Almost picked up the truck out back. It’s dripping all over the place. Water coming down the walls. It’s pretty bad. Luckily. no one upstairs got hurt."

No injuries were reported. 23 people were displaced. 

All but one family has found a place to go. The fire department is still working with the family to figure out their plans. 

The Red Cross has been called in to help. 

Firefighters are still trying to assess all the damage.

Over in Weatherford ISD, the district has canceled classes for Friday.

Storms trigger Tornado Warning in Dallas County

The line of storms triggered a Tornado Warning for parts of southern Dallas County.

Video along I-20 and I-35E, near the Ellis Davis Field House, shows when that line of storms came through.

The storms also caused damage to an Amazon warehouse in Balch Springs.

No workers were injured from the partial roof collapse, though the awning is damaged and some metal is hanging off the roof.

According to the Balch Springs emergency coordinators, they clocked peak wind gusts at 60 mph.

Workers were in the building when the roof collapse happened, but we do not know how many.

The damage happened while Dallas County was under a tornado warning.

Crews will have to wait until the morning to tell how extensive the damage is.

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7-Day Forecast

After the main line of storms moves out Thursday night, a few showers may linger, mainly north, as the back edge of the system moves through.

Friday will feature cooler conditions, some wind to start, and sunshine to close out the work week.

The weekend will feature a big warm-up, with a whole lot of sunshine.