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21 Oct 2019 | 09:10 AM UTC

US: An estimated 175,000 lose power following tornado October 20

United States of America News Alert

A tornado leaves 175,000 without power on October 20; transportation and business disruptions to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Dallas

Event

A tornado in Dallas has left as many as 175,000 people without power as of Sunday, October 21. Media sources indicate that power is expected to be restored in some areas at around 04:00 (local time) on Monday, October 21, though some areas may take longer. Authorities have indicated that they must wait for daylight to assess all the damage.

The tornado hit Dallas at 21:02 on Sunday, bringing hailstorms and 2.5-7.6 cm (1-2 in) of rain. A prior tornado warning has since been lifted by the National Weather Service. No injuries or casualties were immediately reported, though emergency responders were reportedly on the ground to check-in with residents.

Associated road closures, transportation disruptions, and business disruptions are to be expected over the coming several hours.

Advice

Individuals in the Dallas area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible.

 

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