Power Outages Reported After Bright Flash Seen in Fort Worth Storm

Tens of thousands of customers were without power in the Fort Worth, Texas, area on March 3, after strong winds damaged power lines and tossed debris in the air on March 2.

Video recorded by Farrah Boban shows the strong wind carrying dust and debris over a row of buildings, where a bright flash can be seen.

“I heard the tornado sirens going off, so I went on to my balcony only to see the storm approaching,” Boban told Storyful. “It was a matter of minutes when I started to see the dust start being pulled up in to the air.”

The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of a severe thunderstorm for the area that day, with wind gusts between 70 to 80 miles per hour.

The utility company Oncor reported that more than 50,000 customers in the area were without power on March 3. Credit: Farrah Boban via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, that's a tornado. That's the wind. I bet that's a tornado. Come on, Bear. And yes, I'm crazy. I'm outside. It's a tornado. Flying around in the sky. That's a tornado. Oh, my God. Come on.