EF-2 Tornado confirmed in Johnson County, at least 90 structures damaged – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Severe weather Monday evening brought damaging winds to Johnson County where some 90 structures were impacted with varying degrees of damage according to Johnson County Emergency Management.
The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an EF-2 tornado caused damage in Johnson County, just north of Egan.
In Venus, near Alvarado, Jeff Wilson’s home was damaged. He said he’s been there for more than 20 years and hasn’t seen a storm like Monday night.
“It was the first one that really hit our spot,” he said. “I heard strong winds and hail. Then I heard the metal. I slipped inside the house, I understood that it was the safest place for me.
A carport and other structures on his property were damaged. He said he was looking at around $35,000 in damage to his property.
“It’s just money,” he said. “No injuries. We’ve all been there. Nerves are frayed, of course.
He said his son was shaken after some of the debris from the carport crashed into his trailer which was parked below.
“He lives in a trailer and it damaged the trailer, it will be a total loss and he was more shaken up than me, but apart from the nerves he will be fine,” Wilson said.
The Red Cross is based at the First Baptist Church in Alvarado, located at 207 E. Hwy 67, for anyone in need of assistance.
They will be open on Tuesday evening until 6 p.m. and for the next two days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Right now they’re evaluating whether to keep people overnight.
The county is also asking people to complete an online survey to report any type of damage to understand the extent of it so the county can get the resources needed to help others.
A man is in intensive care injured while rescuing his teenage daughter trapped in an RV under a tornado warning in North Texas on Monday night.