HomeHigh winds cause power outages and debris in much of North Texas – NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth

High winds cause power outages and debris in much of North Texas – NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth

a wind alert It has now been extended to midnight with sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph expected and winds up to 50 mph. Make sure any loose objects are secured. The wind will be slightly lower on Friday, but it will still be a breeze.

The wind knocked over the ends of the power lines, knocking out the power across the Metroplex during that too Delayed about 160 arrivals and departures at the airports in the area.

As of 5 p.m., Encore said strong winds were being blamed for nearly 3,500 blackouts affecting nearly 106,000 customers Thursday. Shortly after 1 p.m., the number of reported outages was around 1,100.

Oncor Electric said it has response teams that actively respond to reports of outages related to wind gusts. Fallen limbs can bring down power lines and Encore reminds everyone that if a power line fails, to leave the area immediately and call 911.

Regardless of your service provider, you can report Oncor by calling 888-313-4747 or texting 66267. North Texas can also use the MyOncor app or select “Report an outage” at the top of the map.

Pictures of your wind damage

The blackout caused a power outage to many traffic lights in Carrollton, This prompted the police to send a warning message to drivers on Twitter Near Hebron and Texas 121.

The Dallas Police Department closed the 1500 block of Elm Street after reports of debris falling from an adjacent building on the street, according to a tweet from Deputy Prime Minister Yisrael Herrera.

A pool deck building on the ninth floor of The National Residences towered over the edge after it was blown away by high winds earlier in the afternoon, according to the Dallas Fire Department.

The cause of the debris falling into the street was not known, and no injuries were reported.

a wind alert It is expected to end Thursday evening. The wind will be slightly lower on Friday, but it will still be a breeze. Get the latest weather forecast from NBC 5’s team of weather experts here.

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