Images Of The Wreckage Left By The Devastating Texas Tornadoes

Tornado

Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Multiple tornadoes barreled through the Dallas area Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind a swath of destruction. No deaths have been reported, but at least a dozen were injured and countless properties destroyed.  

Residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area were surprised when severe thunderstorms, which began around 1:30 p.m., spun off into a chain of ferocious tornadoes

The storms brought heavy rains, high-speed winds and golf-ball size hail

Around 2:30 p.m., the first massive tornado touched down in Arlington, TX, while another ripped through eastern Dallas County

Strong winds hurled tractor trailers into the air like toys

By evening, the National Weather Service received 12 reports of tornadoes throughout Texas. Here, destroyed vehicles sit in a trailer lot 20 miles south of Dallas in Lancaster, Texas, which was worst hit.

A man walks under the trailer of an 18-wheeler that landed on top of a tree and a power line pole in Lancaster, Texas

A bathtub sits in the foreground of a destroyed home in Arlington, Texas

April Bridges pauses while digging through the remains of a house she was at when it was destroyed in Arlington, Texas

David Lowe carries his daughter's dog, Phoebe, after it was rescued from the rubble of a destroyed home

Arlington police officers comb through debris

Residents search for personal belongings after a tornado destroyed their home in Arlington, Texas

Although damage was extensive, the twisters did not cause widespread injuries or deaths

A resident works to clean up after a tornado crumpled his garage door

Tornadoes peeled roofs off homes and flattened trailers

Bill Brangers, right, and Benjamin Powell, 5, left, look at the trailer that a tornado lifted from the Powell's driveway to a neighbour's yard two doors down in Arlington, Texas

Now see what it looked like during the storm...

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.