Possible Tornadoes Wreck Homes In North Texas

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 7:41 am
By: News On 6

DENISON, Texas – Severe storms tore through north Texas with probable tornadoes, damaging or destroying more than 20 homes and injuring one person, authorities said Tuesday.

Teams from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said they believe two probable tornadoes hit late Monday in an area near Southmayd and Denison, about 70 miles north of Dallas.

Lt. Mike Eppler, a spokesman for the Denison Police Department, said the storm Monday night uprooted trees, blew out car windows, overturned tractor-trailers and destroyed a shuttered bowling alley.

Straight-line winds may have caused damage in other parts of Grayson County, said meteorologist Jessica Schultz.

One person in the Collinsville area suffered minor injuries, authorities said.