New Information On Ellis County Tornadoes
The storms have mostly passed, but the wreckage and injuries remain for those in Ellis County. CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth has revealed new information about the recent tornadoes.
On Monday night, May 3, the tornados touched down on I-35 near Waxahachie, about 30 miles south of Dallas. At least eight people were injured when it happened, but fortunately there have been no reports of fatalities.
Three tractor-trailer drivers were hospitalized when the wind turned their trucks over. One of them is in serious condition. Two trucks were blown into the center barrier. One was blown off the interstate into a field.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down there, but they are uncertain about its severity. They did declare that an EF2 tornado touched down in nearby Hill County and struck the town of Blum with 130 mph winds. Also, there were two EF0 tornadoes, one in Johnson County and one in Collin County.
Again, we want to urge drivers to stay out of tornado weather if at all possible. There’s little you can do as a driver if you’re in the path of an oncoming tornado. If you’re caught in the wind, you’re at its mercy. We’re thankful and lucky that none of the drivers blown off the road on I-35 died.