Arlington Tornado 2012: Extensive Damage Reported In Tarrant County, Dallas Area (LIVE UPDATES)

04/03/2012 04:54 pm ET | Updated Apr 04, 2012

One place that seems to have been hit particularly hard by today's tornadoes in Texas is the city of Arlington, which sits just west of Dallas.

At least one tornado is believed to have swept through the city, which has a population in excess of 350,000 and is home to both the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

Multiple reports of damage were posted to the Dallas-Fort Worth Police scanner Twitter account, including the following updates:

The Arlington Fire Department also confirmed at least one tornado had been spotted on the ground.

There were rumors of damage to the Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, but weather enthusiast Nathan Beard refuted those reports.

"UPDATE: There has been NO DAMAGE to the Six Flags in Arlington. Just heavy rain," Beard said in a Twitter update.

In response to the extensive damage caused by the tornadoes, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck has declared a state of disaster for the city, according to CNN.

Correction: Nathan Beard's affiliation with The Weather Channel was incorrectly stated in an earlier version of this story. Despite TWC in his Twitter name, he is not an employee of The Weather Channel.

Keep up with the latest updates on the Dallas-Fort Worth area tornadoes below:

04/03/2012 7:48 PM EDT

150 Homes Possibly Damaged In Arlington


Arlington's assistant fire chief says 150 homes in three different areas of the city suffered some sort of damage today. #DFWwx

04/03/2012 7:30 PM EDT

State Police Survey Forney Damage

@ RayVilleda :

State Police arrived in #Forney and are in the neighborhood, surveying the damage. @NBCDFW

04/03/2012 6:34 PM EDT

Roof Ripped Off Forney, TX Home

@ afgutierrez :

#forney tornado ripped roof this house, similar scene across this town

04/03/2012 6:33 PM EDT

Tornadoes Sweep Near Schools

Reports have surfaced that tornadoes approached schools in Forney, Texas as twisters tore through areas south of Dallas and Forth Worth on Tuesday. Click here for more.

04/03/2012 6:26 PM EDT

Nearly 300 Buildings Damaged In Lancaster

@ cnnbrk :

#Tornadoes in Dallas-Fort Worth area damaged about 300 buildings in Lancaster, city's mayor says.

04/03/2012 6:18 PM EDT

Police Reportedly Go Door-To-Door In Forney

@ RayVilleda :

Police have gone door-to-door in Diamond Creek Subdivision in #Forney

04/03/2012 6:01 PM EDT

Image Of Storm Damage From Forney, Texas

04/03/2012 5:53 PM EDT

How To Search For Loved Ones In Texas

@ RedCrossDFW :

If you are looking for loved ones in #DFW area that may be affected by today's #tornaodes, search Safe & Well at

04/03/2012 5:40 PM EDT

NOAA Notes Today's Twisters Come Just Over 12 Years After Other Destructive Tornadoes

@ usnoaagov :

Today's storms in #Dallas-Fort Worth area hit one week after the 12th anniversary of destructive #twisters #NOAA

04/03/2012 5:36 PM EDT

New Tornado Warning For Greenville

@ TWCBreaking :

Latest tornado warning for Hunt Co., TX indicates large tornado 7 miles southwest of Greenville. Tornado emergency for Greenville!

Check out tweet responses below:

DFW Tornadoes: Twitter Reacts
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