Dallas tornado survivor gives vivid description of what she witnessed

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:05 AM

DALLAS – Standing in her front door, Jessica Sharp was among the few to witness a tornado in West Dallas about 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

"All of a sudden, I heard this WOOOOOOOOOO! Then I just saw trees out of control, then poles coming out of the ground," Sharp said. "The wind was blowing extremely hard. Then I just shut my front door. Locked the door, and the next thing you know, I just heard my house going CLANK, CLANK, CLANK, CLANK, CLANK! Just shaking!”

News 8 walked up on her as she was helping clean up broken glass at a neighbor’s house. Sharp gives her vivid description at the 3:00 mark in the above video.

Her home was not damaged, but the reported tornado ripped the roof off part of her next door neighbor’s house.

The reported twister also sheared the tops of trees, blew down fences, and wrapped debris in electric lines.

Residents moved valuables out of damaged houses because they feared leaking ceilings might collapse.

In all, a half-dozen homes had minor damage in the 3600 block of Canada Drive in West Dallas.

Down the street, the tornado stripped the brick facade off New Beginnings Conevant Ministries and exposed the sanctuary.

Oncor arrived soon after Dallas Fire-Rescue to find lines down, but no injuries.

“It was scary,” Sharp said.

E-mail jwhitely@wfaa.com

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