Teams to Assess Damage from Dallas-Area Tornadoes

A tornado touches down in Lancaster, Texas south of Dallas on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Parrish Velasco) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; AP MEMBERS ONLY

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By Lauren Peikoff

FORNEY, Texas (AP) — City leaders and weather experts will inspect Dallas-area locations where tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes.

Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight said Wednesday that the main goal is to try to assess the nature and severity of the damage. Storm damage has also been reported in Forney and Arlington.

Experts from the National Weather Service on Wednesday morning began their own storm assessment. Forecasters have said Tuesday's violent weather generated as many as a dozen twisters.

The Red Cross has estimated that about 650 homes in North Texas were damaged, with some structures a total loss.

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