Arlington residents start to rebuild after tornadoes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:06pm

ARLINGTON, Texas — ARLINGTON -- Amid preliminary estimates that an EF-2 tornado might have touched down in southwest Arlington on Tuesday, city officials Wednesday switched to recovery mode, allowing homeowners back into devastated neighborhoods, setting up a help center, and warning residents about shady contractors.

An estimated 428 homes, largely between Arkansas Lane and U.S. 287/Sublett Road and between Perkins and Kelly Elliott roads, were damaged when winds estimated at 135 mph roared through shortly after lunch, officials said.

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