Tornado may have touched down in Flower Mound
By Chris Roark and Brian Porter, Staff Writers
An electrical storm with strong winds and rain which moved west across the North and Central Texas region Wednesday evening may have included a tornado touchdown in Flower Mound.
At 6:50 p.m. a retired National Weather Service employee reported a tornado touchdown three miles west of FM 2499 on FM 1171.
The tornado touchdown had not been confirmed, Flower Mound police officer Bud Trammel said. He noted the storm left behind heavy damage, “especially on the west side of town.” No injuries had been reported to the Flower Mound police as of this report.
As the storm moved across the area, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings, along with a flood advisory and a severe thunderstorm watch.
At 6:53 p.m. roof and wall damage to an apartment building on Main Street was reported by amateur radio to the National Weather Service. In Denton, a spotter reported 75 mph winds in the Denton area to the National Weather Service. Another spotter reported 70 mph winds in Southlake. Hail measuring an inch in diameter was also reported in Denton. Another report to the National Weather Service noted a three-foot diameter tree fell onto a house at Collins and Kilpatrick Roads in Flower Mound.
There are several trees down and numerous neighborhoods are without power, among those the police station, Trammel said.
“The police department is asking residents not to call dispatch unless there is a life-threatening emergency,” Trammel said.