A powerful storm hit Texas on Thursday, cutting power to thousands of customers and issuing tornado warnings in several areas.
National Weather Service predicted A “strong and severe” thunderstorm will strike both the northern and central parts of the state, from Lamar County, northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, south to the Bell County area north of Austin.
The storm forced the Federal Aviation Administration to make two ground stops Thursday night at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. According to CBS Texas, but they have since been lifted. According to FlightAware, on Thursday he had 136 flights canceled from DFW, plus he had 372 flights delayed.
The video captures lightning over downtown Dallas as tornado sirens blare across the city. Tornado warnings have been issued for several counties east of the metropolitan area, according to CBS Texas.
Cellphone video captured vehicles battling through a mixture of rain and snow on a highway near the northwestern Texas city of Amarillo.
Moody Amphitheater in Austin evacuated because of thunder. Several musicians, including rapper Yil Yachty, were scheduled to perform Thursday night as part of the South by Southwest festival. However, all evening shows were cancelled.
It was not immediately clear whether there were any injuries or serious damage from the storm.
About 25,000 customers were without power in Texas as of Thursday night, according to Utility Tracker PowerOutage.us.
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