By Wyndi Veigel, Patty Montagno and David Jenkins
Massive destruction, lives lost and millions of dollars of property damage – these are all things North Texans are dealing with as they try to catch their breath from a weekend of unending severe weather.
What started as a severe, supercell thunderstorm in the North Texas area ended up as a monster EF4 tornado with wind speeds up to 140 mph Dec. 26.
The tornadoes originally began dropping in Garland and Rowlett. This tornado left eight dead, all located at Interstate 30 and the Bush Turnpike. Some were found in their overturned vehicles, others were found nearby.
In Murphy, much like other area cities, sirens sounded Saturday night warning residents to take cover.
The city was untouched allowing Murphy Police and Fire were able to send a fire truck and ambulance to Rowlett.
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