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Forney, Texas Tornadoes: Schools Reportedly Hit By Storms (VIDEO, TWEETS)

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Reports have surfaced that multiple public schools in Forney, Texas, may have been hit by the tornados that tore through areas south of Dallas and Forth Worth on Tuesday.

According to CBS News, students in the Forney Independent School district, which has around 7,000 students enrolled in 13 schools, were in class when the storms touched down this morning. A video posted to YouTube shows multiple storms tearing through the area.

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Consecutive posts on Twitter reported that a high school and elementary school in the area had been hit in the storm:

Moments later, NBC News reporter Ray Villeda said via Twitter that he could see visible signs of destruction as he approached the elementary school. Later, he followed up with reports that the roof had been damaged, a car flipped over in the schoolyard, and that a temporary shelter had been set up at another school, Criswell Elementary:

Meanwhile, the Dallas-Forth Worth Police scanner posted a photo to Facebook of a baseball-sized piece of hail that had fallen from the sky:

Check out the Live Blog below for more updates on the storms:

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

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

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@ afgutierrez : #forney tornado ripped roof this house, similar scene across this town http://t.co/EoSFvMVh

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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.

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@ cnnbrk : #Tornadoes in Dallas-Fort Worth area damaged about 300 buildings in Lancaster, city's mayor says. http://t.co/whJYPerZ

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

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@ 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

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@ usnoaagov : Today's storms in #Dallas-Fort Worth area hit one week after the 12th anniversary of destructive #twisters http://t.co/HNyaPO5T #NOAA

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

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@ TWCBreaking : Main severe storm, tornado threat now over northeast TX to the east of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Radar, warnings: http://t.co/xffJHoBp

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

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@ 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.

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

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

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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."

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@ CNNweather : CANCELLED #TORNADO Warning in Collin Co. in TX. #TXWX

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