TORNADO VIDEO: Forney, Texas and Diamond Creek Tornado Damage


City leaders and weather experts will inspect Dallas-area locations where tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes on Tuesday. Forecasters said the violent weather generated as many as a dozen twisters.

About 95 homes were hit or damaged with 22 homes completely destroyed in Forney, Texas. Community leaders expect a the area will be declared a disaster area.

Look around the town and call this a situation where we’re blessed. But if you really think about the fact that everybody that woke up in Forney yesterday morning is still alive today in Forney … that’s a real blessing … zero fatalies.

— Darren Rozell, Mayor of Forney, Texas

The population of Forney, Texas is about 14,661. Forney, Texas is about 40 miles east of Arlington, Texas. Forney, Texas has a 9:00 p.m. curfew in effect to protect damaged homes from looters. Forney is known as the “Antique Capital of Texas” according to the Texas state legislature.

Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Caleb Hanie played high school football for Forney High School, leading his team to consecutive top 3 finishes in class 3A in 2002 and 2003. Hanie signed with the Denver Broncos on March 24, 2012.

Tornado video captured by Brandon Sullivan east of Forney, Texas shows various shots of a very large destructive tornado.

Forney tornado near Highway 80 in Forney.

Tornado hitting homes with flying debris in the Diamond Creek area of Forney Texas. (Looking down Cardinal Drive as viewed from the lobby of Steve Silver Company — a supplier of furniture to wholesale customers).

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Satellite view of Steve Silver showing view toward the northwest (Diamond Creek) showing tornado traveling from west to east.

Tornado damage in Diamond Creek subdivision of Forney, Texas.

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