» Why the storms didn’t prove deadly: Despite there being a dozen tornadoes that touched ground, it helped significantly that the storms happened in the middle of the day, rather than late at night. With people awake, it’s much easier to ensure they take cover; when people are asleep, the challenge becomes much more significant, meteorologists say.
Of course the windows were flying out, and my sister is paralyzed, so I had to get someone to help me get her in a wheelchair to get her out of the room. It was terribly loud.Dallas-area resident Joy Johnson • Speaking about the strong Texas storm that lashed strong winds at the nursing home where her sister lives. The storm, which shut down a number of flights and damaged planes at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, left more than a dozen people injured and caused significant damage throughout the region. But few scenes sound scarier than the scene at the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arlington, where two people were injured by the winds that clipped the building. Yikes. Scary scene.
» A family, aged 18-60, killed: Investigators worked overnight through Monday morning to figure out what happened Sunday, as a home in Grapevine, Texas, turned into a deadly scene. “Seven people in one setting in Grapevine, that’s never happened before. Ever,” said Grapevine Police Lt. Todd Dearing, who noted victims were related, but some may not have lived in the apartment. Many of the buildings are vacant around the apartment, and the only word of the shooting was a 911 call from a line with no answer on the other end.