North Dallas Tornado

A Preston Royal Home Built to Weather the Storm

By Shelby Skrhak / January 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

High wind-rated doors, three-fourth inch reinforced stucco, and steel-doored safe rooms are not features we’d typically point out while writing about a beautiful new $2.375 million home in North Dallas. But mention that it’s located in Preston Royal and a proverbial light bulb goes off. These heavy-duty features make perfect sense for potential buyers who […]

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Central Market To Reopen, Expand Preston Royal Store Spring 2021

By Candy Evans / October 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most of the 140 employees will return to the PR location On Monday, the eve of the one-year anniversary of last year’s EF-3 tornado that flattened North Dallas from Harry Hines Boulevard to the Home Depot at Forest and Central — but miraculously killed no one — city officials and representatives from Central Market’s parent […]

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Jennifer Gates And Staff Handle Floods, Power Outages, and Tornados With Aplomb

By Jon Anderson / December 31, 2019 / 1 Comment

Some city council districts so rarely make the news, I wonder what their representatives get up to all day. Some, like Oak Lawn’s District 14 are top-heavy with an unending train of development-related decisions and brouhahas. But my old District 13 has had more than its share. It’s flooded, lost electricity for days, been gassed […]

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Quin Mathews Muses on Northaven Road, or Rather, What’s Left of It

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Quin Mathews Special Contributor Ever hear of Wandsworth Drive? How did Northaven get that canopy of Live Oaks? Read on… This story is about tornadoes, but also about trees.  It was near ground zero that I first heard of a “cyclone,” as it was called in the Wizard of Oz, a picture book version […]

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Read This Before You File Those Tornado Insurance Claims

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By James Bell, Esquire Special Contributor The recent tornadoes In Dallas caused an unprecedented swath of destruction in the Preston Hollow area. The EF-3 tornado completely demolished some homes and damaged others, as well as several structures. As an attorney who represents folks whose homes and property are devastated by perils such as these windstorms, […]

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How to Rebuild With Confidence in The Wake of The Dallas-Area Tornado

By Candy's Dirt / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone, Executive Officer Dallas Builders Association The collective hearts of all members of the Dallas Builders Association are with the victims of the recent tornadoes that affected the Dallas area. As our community begins to rebuild and recover, the Association wants to ensure that those affected are not victimized by unscrupulous storm chasers […]

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