Twisters Destroy Homes in Texas

The Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area of northeast Texas was hit with a storm system that produced hail, high winds and tornadoes on Tuesday, April 3, damaging homes, knocking down power lines, tossing tractor trailers in the air and cancelling over 400 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service indicate 18 possible tornadoes in the counties of Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant and Titus. The intensity of the tornadoes has not yet been confirmed.

The city of Dallas was not affected by tornado damage, though its suburbs—especially Lancaster—sustained significant damage. Officials say 300 homes were damaged and 150 properties were still without power.

No fatalities have been reported as of 10:00 EDT.

Click "next" to see pictures of the destruction in Texas.

A house is a mass of debris Wednesday, April 4, 2012 after a tornado struck the region Tuesday, in Dallas, Texas. Storm surveyors are fanning across North Texas Wednesday trying to determine how many tornadoes touched down in the region Tuesday, as people sift through the debris that used to be their homes.

The National Weather Service says possibly as many as a dozen twisters moved across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, bouncing in and out of neighborhoods, destroying homes at random.

(AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Friends and neighbors help a home owner recover personal items after a tornado nearly the entire structure Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Forney, Texas.

Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A damaged vehicle is seen as area residents survey the tornado damage to their neighborhood in Forney.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Juan Ventura stands inside what remains of his home as he talks with his father on his cell phone in Forney. Ventura said that no one was home when the storm hit.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A law enforcement officer searches a home for people following a tornado that swept through the area, devastating many homes in Forney.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Residents recover items from their trailer, which was carried two doors down to a neighbor's yard by a tornado in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday.

(AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

A man walks beneath the trailer of an 18-wheeler that sits atop a tree and a power line pole after a tornado swept through Lancaster, Texas.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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