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Planes flip over at the Texas airport during strong winds

Small aircraft (similar to the picture here) were turned over and damaged in the storm winds that swept the Grand Prairie, Texas, early Wednesday morning.
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Thunderstorms lashed Grand Prairie, Texas, early Wednesday morning, with gusts of more than 80 mph ravaged the landscape, knocking out power for thousands and even flip over small planes at an airport.

Although there is no tornado warning was issued for the Dallas-Fort Worth, the wind is powerful enough to flip and damage a lot of aircraft in the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, Dallas News reported.

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Local reporters have taken to Twitter to share updates, with a number of items at as much as 40 aircraft were damaged by the storm.

Several hangars are also said to be structurally damaged in the worst of the weather.

Gusts of 82 km / h was the Grand Prairie area, according to The Weather Channel, with the wind of 78 mph measured at the airport of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Trees, fences, power lines, roofs, and more came down in the dramatic bluster, the Dallas News reported.

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Local resident Elsa Panther, who lives in the neighbourhood of the Grand Prairie air hub, told NBC DFW that she was terrified as the wind ripped out the chimney of her house.

“It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced,” Panther told the outlet. “Horrible sounds. Terrible. It felt like everything was caving in me.”

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“We’re OK, thank God,” she continued. “It’s just material. We will weather the storm.”

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