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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

@ CBSDFW :

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 http://t.co/EoSFvMVh

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. http://t.co/whJYPerZ

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 http://t.co/vUgjhEB5

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 http://t.co/HNyaPO5T #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!

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Picture of four tornadoes hitting at once in DFW. twitter.com/TamaraJoleeTV/…

— ★Tamara Jole...Read More"},{"id":"41","created":"04/03/2012 5:13 PM EDT","title":"More Tornado Reports Coming In","tweet_link":"41_more-tornado-reports-coming-in","entry_text":"

\"TWCBreaking\"

@ TWCBreaking :

Tornado reported near Royse City, TX at 4:05 CDT. Warning for Collin, Hunt, Rockwell Counties until 4:30 CDT.

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\"wfaachannel8\"

@ wfaachannel8 :

Tornado damage in Arlington neighborhood http://t.co/OaK260HB

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\"Daniel_Novick\"

@ Daniel_Novick :

I'm on my way to #Forney where there are reports of heavy damage due to a possible #tornado.

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HuffPost's Craig Kanalley writes:

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.

Multiple reports of damage were posted to the Dallas-Fort Worth Police scanner Twitter account.

Click here to read more.

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HuffPost's Craig Kanalley writes:

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.

Multiple reports of damage were posted to the Read More"},{"id":"37","created":"04/03/2012 5:01 PM EDT","title":"Tornado May Have Hit Elementary School","tweet_link":"37_tornado-may-have-hit-elementary-school","entry_text":"

\"DFWscanner\"

@ DFWscanner :

Sounds like tornado hit Crosby Elem in Forney, significant damage to homes. #txwx

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Napoli films dangerous storm at Rangers' park es.pn/HQsNzG

— ESPN (@ESPNHeadlines) April 3, 2012

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Napoli films dangerous storm at Rangers' park es.pn/HQsNzG

— ESPN (@ESPNHeadlines) Read More"},{"id":"35","created":"04/03/2012 4:54 PM EDT","title":"Storm Update From CNN","tweet_link":"35_storm-update-from-cnn","entry_text":"

Tornado now well northeast of Forney, TX & affecting McLendon-Chisolm, TX and Fate, TX NOW. Storm mvng to northeast @30 mph. Seek shelter!

— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) April 3, 2012

","short_text":"

Tornado now well northeast of Forney, TX & affecting McLendon-Chisolm, TX and Fate, TX NOW. Storm mvng to northeast @30 mph. Seek shelter!

— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweat...Read More"},{"id":"34","created":"04/03/2012 4:52 PM EDT","title":"Words From Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price","tweet_link":"34_words-from-fort-worth-mayor-betsy-price","entry_text":"

Let's keep those impacted by today's storms in North Texas in our thoughts and prayers. Our Emergency Management... fb.me/Yre1OQs1

— Betsy Price (@Betsy_Price) April 3, 2012

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Let's keep those impacted by today's storms in North Texas in our thoughts and prayers. Our Emergency Management... fb.me/Yre1OQs1

— Betsy Pr...Read More"},{"id":"33","created":"04/03/2012 4:49 PM EDT","title":"Report From The Ground In Irving, Texas","tweet_link":"33_report-from-the-ground-in-irving-texas","entry_text":"

Cell phone service and TV just went out. It's getting really bad out there now.

— robertr09 (@RRavidgolfer) April 3, 2012

","short_text":"

Cell phone service and TV just went out. It's getting really bad out there now.

— robertr09 (@RRavidgolfer) Read More"},{"id":"32","created":"04/03/2012 4:45 PM EDT","title":"Cell Phone Coverage Possibly Down","tweet_link":"32_cell-phone-coverage-possibly-down","entry_text":"

MSNBC reports cell phone coverage may be out in the DFW area

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MSNBC reports cell phone coverage may be out in the DFW area

"},{"id":"31","created":"04/03/2012 4:41 PM EDT","title":"Storm Passes DFW Airport","tweet_link":"31_storm-passes-dfw-airport","entry_text":"

The storm has passed through #DFW. We will continue to monitor radar and provide updates. Thank you for your patience.

— DFW Airport (@dfwairport) April 3, 2012

","short_text":"

The storm has passed through #DFW. We will continue to monitor radar and provide updates. Thank you for your patience.

— DFW Airport (@dfwairport) Read More"},{"id":"30","created":"04/03/2012 4:40 PM EDT","title":"Reports From The Ground In Texas Airport","tweet_link":"30_reports-from-the-ground-in-texas-airport","entry_text":"

At #DFW airport in womens bathroom huddled with my family and lots of people. Tornado sirens going. Surreal

— Guy Raz (@nprguyraz) April 3, 2012

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At #DFW airport in womens bathroom huddled with my family and lots of people. Tornado sirens going. Surreal

— Guy Raz (@nprguyraz) Read More"},{"id":"29","created":"04/03/2012 4:36 PM EDT","title":"Dallas Mavericks Player Dirk Nowitzki Reports Being Stuck In Team Gym","tweet_link":"29_dallas-mavericks-player-dirk-nowitzki-reports-being-stuck-in-team-gym","entry_text":"

Tornados left and right in dallas today. They wont let us leave the gym. Be safe everybody

— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 3, 2012

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Tornados left and right in dallas today. They wont let us leave the gym. Be safe everybody

— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) Read More"},{"id":"28","created":"04/03/2012 4:32 PM EDT","title":"American Airlines Cancels Remaining DFW Flights On 4/3","tweet_link":"28_american-airlines-cancels-remaining-dfw-flights-on-43","entry_text":"

Unfortunately, due to severe weather at #DFW, all @AmericanAir operations at @DFWAirport are cancelled through this evening.

— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) April 3, 2012

","short_text":"

Unfortunately, due to severe weather at #DFW, all @AmericanAir operations at @DFW...Read More"},{"id":"27","created":"04/03/2012 4:29 PM EDT","title":"Update From The City Of Fort Worth","tweet_link":"27_update-from-the-city-of-fort-worth","entry_text":"

#NWS has canceled the last tornado warning, but has #FortWorth & #tarrantcounty under a severe thunderstorm warning. #txwx

— City of Fort Worth (@cityoffortworth) April 3, 2012

","short_text":"

#NWS has canceled the last tornado warning, but has #FortWorth & Read More"},{"id":"25","created":"04/03/2012 4:23 PM EDT","title":"More Advice On Protecting From A Tornado","tweet_link":"25_more-advice-on-protecting-from-a-tornado","entry_text":"

National Weather Service offers more advice for protecting from Texas tornadoes, writing: \"MOVE TO AN INTERIOR BATHROOM...CLOSET...OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING. COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS...PILLOWS...OR A MATTRESS FOR PROTECTION.\"

More here.

","short_text":"

National Weather Service offers more advice for protecting from Texas tornadoes, writin...Read More"},{"id":"24","created":"04/03/2012 4:17 PM EDT","title":"Tornado Warning Cancelled In Collin County","tweet_link":"24_tornado-warning-cancelled-in-collin-county","entry_text":"

\"CNNweather\"

@ CNNweather :

CANCELLED #TORNADO Warning in Collin Co. in TX. #TXWX

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Via @dallasnews #Tornado Shot from Parrish Velasco in #Lancaster near I-20 twitter.com/#!/dallasnews/…

— DrSLLB Research Info (@DrSLLBResearch) April 3, 2012

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Via @dallasnews #Tornado Shot from Parrish Velasco in Read More"},{"id":"22","created":"04/03/2012 4:12 PM EDT","title":"Photo Of Storm Near McDonald's","tweet_link":"22_photo-of-storm-near-mcdonalds","entry_text":"

Please God don't let me die alone in a VW service station men's bathroom. #TORNADO twitter.com/EllenFox/statu…

— Ellen Fox (@EllenFox) April 3, 2012

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Please God don't let me die alone in a VW service station men's bathroom. #TORNADO Read More"},{"id":"21","created":"04/03/2012 4:04 PM EDT","title":"Red Cross Offers Advice","tweet_link":"21_red-cross-offers-advice","entry_text":"

\"RedCross\"

@ RedCross :

In #TX tornado area: find shelter in a sturdy building. Lowest level, interior room. Mobile homes don't provide safety.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ RedCross :\r\nIn #TX tornado area: find shelter in a sturdy building. Lowest level, interior room. Mobile homes don't provide safet...Read More"},{"id":"20","created":"04/03/2012 4:03 PM EDT","title":"Photo Of Hail In Texas","tweet_link":"20_photo-of-hail-in-texas","entry_text":"

@txvoodoo tweets a photo of hail in Texas:

\"Some

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@txvoodoo tweets a photo of hail in Texas:

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WATCH an AccuWeather forecast:

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WATCH an AccuWeather forecast:

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