Summer storm leaves behind damage in Oak Cliff

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by JENNY DOREN

WFAA

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 4:39 PM

DALLAS – Walking around Oak Cliff Tuesday afternoon is like navigating an obstacle course as drivers dodge toppled trees and piles of branches. 

As soon as the sun came out, crews went to work clearing away the damage. Monday’s storm packed a punch. Wicked winds took down power lines and snapped tree limbs like toothpicks.

At the height of the storm, 19,000 people were in the dark in Dallas County. Oncor says its crews worked through the night to get the lights back on.

Yolanda West of Oak Cliff saw a tree crush her neighbor's car. Hours after it happened, she’s still shocked. 

“It was really scary,” said West. “Some people called us like 'did y'all get safe through the tornado' and I was like 'a tornado?'” she questioned. “We didn't know it was a tornado. We just know, I've never been through it before.” 

Thankfully no tornadoes touched down, but Mother Nature did create quite the mess. North Texas is now bracing for another round of wild weather expected later this week. 

Oncor says its trucks are prepped and ready to go.

E-mail: jdoren@wfaa.com

 

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