Terrible and dramatic live coverage just now on Ch. 11 as chaser and first responder with camera watched a funnel hit an elementary school, homes and businesses in Forney.
Some completely destroyed, direct hit to Crosby Elementary. Dont know if kids had been sent home.
It's not a funnel if it's touching down and doing damage, it's a tornado.
And I hope they didn't send those kids home - that's the worst thing you can do is push people into driving around in extremely bad weather if they don't need to be - all it takes is getting caught at a light or in a traffic jam and you'll have parents and kids scrambling for culverts.
It's tornado country, chances are they got the kids into the safest part of the school and hunkered down.
Chill pill, af. We’re all stressed today, no need to parse words.
I’m an old Texas gal, quite well acquainted with weather terminology, both proper and colloquial. So a funnel on the ground is a tornado. Maybe you can lecture me on whether “twister” is a proper term??
They’re now saying there were no kids in the school. Since Forney is east of Dallas, they may well have had time to dismiss and get them all home before the storms rolled in there. I don’t know. Arlington and Dallas schools did indeed shelter in place, in lockdown.
posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT
chances are they got the kids into the safest part of the school and hunkered down.
Arlington Martin was on lockdown until 3:30 or so. I heard Arlington High was on lockdown longer than that.
posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:54 PM PDT
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