A storm that took place in Dallas on Sunday afternoon left destruction and power outages all throughout the city. Photo by Joseph Haubert via Twitter
A crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments in Deep Ellum, killing a 29-year-old woman. Photo by Ryan Loewe via Twitter
Damage from Deep Ellum crane fall. (Photo by KTVU)
Damage from the crane collapsing on Elan City Lights apartments. Courtesy of NBC News
A billboard fell and crushed a car on McKinney Avenue in Uptown. (Photo by CBS DFW)
In North Dallas, a tree fell through the roof of a home in Northwood Hills. Photo by Bret Kelly via Twitter
Fretz Park Library had its windows blown out. Photo by Bret Kelly via Twitter
Damage in Casa Linda. Courtesy of NBC News
Fallen trees on Gaston Avenue in East Dallas. Courtesy of Dallas Morning News
Trees were uprooted near White Rock Lake. Courtesy of Dallas Morning News
Fences were destroyed in Highland Park. Photo by @robertgessner via Instagram
More damage in Highland Park. Photo by @robertgessner via Instagram
Another billboard near Dallas Love Field. Photo by @smilingsusan05 via Instagram
A retirement community, The Reserve, is facing damage in North Dallas. Photo by Bill Thrash
An office building off of I-75 and 635 had its windows blown out. Photo by McKay.Adrienne via NBC
The Frontier of Flight Museum faced some damage. Photo by Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones via NBC
This tree damage lifted a van in Addison. Photo by Franklin Yahoo via NBC
Traffic lights had fallen down all over. Photo by Emma Stroup via NBC
People starting to help clean up the damage on Dallas North Tollway. Photo by Lisa Van Akin
The estimated date for power restoration in Preston Hollow is Thursday night. Photo by @malleyg via Instagram
About 20 minutes after the horrific Dallas storm passed Sunday night, I hopped in my car to go to the grocery store. I had witnessed the rain and wind blasting past at 70mph through my apartment windows, but I could never have guessed the damage that it had left in its wake.
As I was driving to Trader Joe’s in the Knox-Henderson area, the streets felt eerie. Traffic lights were completely out and trees were split in half and falling over into the streets. There was random debris like patio furniture cushions tossed about in yards.
Later that night around 9 pm, I tried finding a restaurant in the Uptown area to go pick up food at and most places were closed due to power outages. As I turned the corner from Hall Street onto McKinney Avenue, in the parking lot right in front of Quarter Bar, I saw police cars surrounding a billboard that had fallen on top of a car.
Even Monday morning, there was a strange feeling around the city. Power is still out in many areas. Almost 220,000 people were without power in Dallas County and there continues to be about 205,000 people still dealing with outages. Many might not even get their power back until Thursday evening.
Traffic lights are still blinking red or completely out. There’s a Purge-esque feeling that isn’t so comforting.
By now, most of us have heard about the crane that crashed into the Elan City Lights apartment building in Deep Ellum and tragically killed 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith. Others were injured and are still in critical care.
Amongst the tragedy of death and damage, Dallas is coming together to clear debris, restore power, and hopefully bring a sense of security back to the city after this unexpectedly devastating event. We’ve compiled some photos of the damage that’s going to take some time to clean up and get Dallas back up and running.
Scroll through the photo gallery above and below this story for scenes from the storm.