Watauga Elementary School Damaged by Storms – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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While Monday’s severe storms brought damaging tornadoes north and west of Dallas-Fort Worth, damage from potential straight-line winds in the Metroplex was also reported.

Birdville ISD officials said part of the roof was torn off at Hardeman Elementary School in Watauga, located in northeast Tarrant County. The storm swept through the area Monday evening after school hours.

The school will be closed today and possibly for the rest of the week as damage is assessed, the district said on social media.

The district said the damage occurred across much of the roof of the elementary school‘s Grade 4 and 5 wing and water seeped into six classrooms.

No injuries were reported by the school district.

BISD staff said they will work with engineers to ensure the rest of the campus is safe for operations.

Parents are expected to receive an update Tuesday on reporting to school for the rest of the week.

The Hardeman’s Battle of the Books team will be contacted on Tuesday with details about the Battle of the Books contest at Thomas Coliseum.

The National Weather Service confirmed other damage to DFW, including parts of Carrollton where storms ripped the roof off part of a building.


Town of Carrollton

Firefighters told NBC 5 that strong straight-line winds damaged an apartment. No one was hurt.

The National Weather Service said it would send survey crews to Carrollton to check on some of that damage as well as other damage reported in northwest Tarrant County at River Oaks.

The National Weather Service will investigate storm reports this week.  This map plots tornado reports and wind damage reports in the northwest Fort Worth and Carrollton area.

The National Weather Service will investigate storm reports beginning Tuesday. This map plots tornado reports in North Texas as well as wind damage reports in the northwest Fort Worth and Carrollton area.

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