WATCH: Texas tornado flings truck trailers hundreds of feet into the air

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:13 EDT
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A resident carries his daughter's dog after it was rescued from the rubble of a destroyed home April 3, in Arlington, Texas. At least two tornadoes ripped across northern Texas, flipping huge trucks like toys, tearing off roofs and grounding flights but apparently causing only minor casualties. (AFP Photo/Tom Pennington)
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CNN cameras caught the action yesterday as a huge tornado bore down on Dallas, Texas. In the clip below, anchor Brooke Baldwin and reporter Ed Lavandera watched as truck trailers were thrown up into the air and torn to pieces while power transformers exploded and the amount of rain and debris in the air turned everything a muddy gray.

Lavendera noted that the storm was so violent that it was creating what’s called a “debris ball,” an airborne mass of debris so large that it appears on weather radar.

Watch the clip from CNN below, which originally aired Tuesday afternoon, April 3:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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