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"A Killer F5 Tornado Rips Through Dallas County" -- How Ready Are We for this Nightmare Scenario?" - Dallas Observer, April 16, 2009 - "Tim Marshall and his wife, Kay, were bickering like seagulls when the cow dung flew inside their pickup's passenger-side window and splattered across his face. 'Put the vehicle in drive,' Marshall said in a hectoring tone that any spouse would find annoying. 'No. No. No. We are fine. We...are...fine.' About a half-mile away, a wedge-shaped tornado was heading straight at them, cutting across a field peppered with some low-slung farm and industrial buildings that were about to be blasted into oblivion." ... (click for entire story)

"Texas Tornado Destruction Caught on Tape" - ABC News, October 25, 2010 - Video ... (click for entire story)

"Storms packing hail, high winds cause damage in Waxahachie, Prosper, spawn four confirmed tornadoes" -
Dallas News, April 11, 2011 - "Thunderstorms packing hail and high winds and spawning four confirmed tornadoes barreled through North Texas early Monday, knocking down trees and power lines, shattering windows and shredding roofs." ... (click for entire story)

"Tornadoes plague the Midwest" - Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2011 - "The death toll has risen to 139 following the tornado that ripped into Joplin, Mo., destroying or damaging homes, a hospital and commercial buildings in its path. Oklahoma and Texas were also hammered by damaging twisters." ... (click for entire story)

"See Raw Video of Denton County Tornado" -, May 25, 2011 - Video - "FOX 4 photographer John Gnann was with reporter Matt Grubs when a rope twister formed just south of Denton on Tuesday night. This video was shot about 7:30 p.m. near I-35W and FM 2449 (Vintage Road). While Grubs recorded the video on an iPhone, Gnann used FOX 4's professional HD camera." ... (click for entire story)

"North Texans assess damage after biggest storms in years" - Star-Telegram, May 25, 2011 - "Reports of large hail, damaging winds and minor to moderate structural damage were trickling into the National Weather Service Fort Worth office early this morning after three rounds of storms swept through North Texas on Tuesday night."... (click for entire story)

"Billion-dollar weather disasters smash US record" -, December 7, 2011 - WASHINGTON (AP) — "America smashed the record for billion-dollar weather disasters this year with a deadly dozen — and counting. With an almost biblical onslaught of twisters, floods, snow, drought, heat and wildfire, the U.S. in 2011 has seen more weather catastrophes that caused at least $1 billion in damage than it did in all of the 1980s, even after the dollar figures from back then are adjusted for inflation." ... (click for entire story)

"Multiple Tornadoes threaten Dallas, North Central Texas" - International Business Times, May 24, 2011 - "A tornado watch remains valid until 10 p.m. CDT Tuesday evening in 25 counties across North Central Texas, including Dallas, the National Weather Service reported. Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 1 a.m. Some of those storms could be severe.". ... (click for entire story)