DALLAS - More than a dozen injuries ranging from minor to severe have been reported after tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area.
Officer Paul Beck in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster says 10 people were injured when a reported tornado touched down there Tuesday. He says two of those injuries are severe but did not have further details.
Assistant Arlington fire chief Jim Self says three people suffered minor injuries there. They include two residents of a nursing home who were taken to a hospital after swirling winds clipped the building.
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes tore through the area Tuesday, and several others have been reported.
American Airlines canceled nearly all departures from its hub at DFW Airport due to the powerful storms and tornadoes.
American had canceled more than 230 flights by Tuesday afternoon and others had been diverted to different airports. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the airline also is pulling dozens of planes out of service to inspect them for hail damage.
Flights also have been canceled at Dallas Love Field, which is a big base for Southwest Airlines. That airline has canceled more than 45 flights in and out of the airport.
Love Field spokesman Jose Luis Torres says the airport didn't suffer any damage.
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