Tornado touches down in suburban Fort Worth, causing damage

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A tornado touched down in suburban Fort Worth on Thursday afternoon, causing damage to a number of buildings, Texas officials say.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 4:18 p.m. CT for areas northeast of the city of Fort Worth, including North Richland Hills, Keller, and Grapevine. There were multiple witness reports of a tornado touching down, though authorities have not yet confirmed the tornado’s strength or for how long it was on the ground.

Near the intersection of Meacham Boulevard and North Sylvania Avenue, strong winds ripped parts off a building’s roof, causing damage to some vehicles in the parking lot that were hit by the debris. There were no injuries in that incident, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Footage from elsewhere in suburban Fort Worth showed similar damage, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, although emergency services were still in the process of assessing the damage.

Other details were not immediately available.

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