They were watching football when the sky fell without warning, Dallas tornado survivors say

Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

Published in Weather News

DALLAS -- Angela Boston crawled to a closet with her daughters when wind and rain started to bear down on their home late Sunday night.

"There was no time for a warning," she said Monday morning while surveying the damage to her home just north of Walnut Hill Lane.

The back of her house is gone.

The fence is in crumbles.

Tree limbs cover her front yard.

Boston and her family had just gotten home from the Texas State Fair when they decided to heat up some leftovers and sit down to watch the Dallas Cowboys game.


That's when a tornado fell from the sky, cutting a 17-mile path of destruction through north Dallas. The tornado struck near Love Field Airport about 9 p.m. Sunday and moved northeast through the city, ending near Sachse, Star-Telegram media partner WFAA reported.

Boston said she had to quickly evacuate her home last night because a tree fell on her gas line, cutting it.

"You could hear the gas and smell it," she said.

Monday morning was the first time she returned to her street, and it was the first time she saw the damage under daylight.


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