04/03/2012 06:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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.


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:

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 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!