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Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

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Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

A resident exits with his belongings at the Waterdance apartments following a tornado the previous night in Arlington. Some residents were allowed to be escorted to their residence by apartment complex staff Nov. 25.

An EF2 tornado moved through central Arlington Tuesday night damaging several businesses and residences. Arlington Police and firefighters reported to multiple reports of collapsed buildings and roof damage. 

Crews were out Wednesday morning to survey the damage and clean debris from the storm. The American Red Cross will be assisting residents displaced by damage at the Waterdance apartments, Mirage apartments and Garden Park apartments, according to the City of Arlington. 

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Arlington residents Kobe Bennett, left, and his father William Simmons wait outside their apartment following an EF2 tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. Bennett said he made a split second decision to climb underneath his bed when he noticed the roof was being peeled off the building.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

A tree lays on the ground Nov. 25 after it was snapped during a tornado the previous night outside a Safelite AutoGlass in Arlington. Crews worked to place boards on broken windows and doors.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Debris fills the parking lot and Cooper Street outside a Burger Box following an EF2 tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. Part of the roof and awning at the Burger Box collapsed on two cars that were occupied in the drive thru, but no injuries were reported.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

The roof of a building sits on several cars after being pulled off during a tornado the previous night at the Waterdance apartments on Nov. 25 in Arlington. Crews were beginning to place fencing and clean up the damage.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Crews work to board garage doors at Safelite AutoGlass on Nov. 25 following a tornado the previous night in Arlington. Workers at the Safelite AutoGlass began cleaning the shop after the storm.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Several buildings at the Mirage apartments display damage Nov. 25 following a tornado the previous night in Arlington. Multiple locations reported gas leaks and downed power lines.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

An air conditioning unit along with other debris sits on the ground Nov. 25 after a tornado the previous night in Arlington. City of Arlington crews worked to clear Pioneer Parkway of downed trees and other damage.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

City of Arlington street crew members work to clear downed branches and other debris Nov. 25 along Pioneer Parkway after a tornado moved through the previous night in Arlington. Damage was visible at several apartment complexes including the Mirage apartments.

Multiple reports of damage in Arlington following tornado warning

A damaged building is marked off with caution tape at the Waterdance Apartments following a storm Nov. 24 in Arlington. Police are assisting the fire department with damages including various roof collapses on some structures.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

The sun peeks through an exposed building Nov. 25 after the roof was pulled off during a tornado the previous night in Arlington. There was roof damage to several buildings at the Waterdance apartments as well as the Mirage apartments along Pioneer Parkway.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Residents stand outside a building following a tornado at the Mirage apartments on Nov. 24 in Arlington. Outdoor warning sirens were turned on and later turned off after the storm rotation diminished.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

Employees clear garage doors at a Safelite AutoGlass following a tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. The business also sustained roof damage during the EF2 tornado.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

The roof of an apartment building at the Waterdance apartments sits in the courtyard after being peeled off during an EF2 tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. Police and firefighters responded to multiple reports of collapsed buildings in several locations.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

A vehicle sits underneath a pile of debris after a partial roof collapse at a Burger Box following an EF2 tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. The vehicle was occupied when the awning collapsed, but the people inside were not injured.

Photos: EF2 tornado in Arlington leaves roof damage, collapsed buildings in its wake

A stop sign and tree lay on the ground after being toppled over following an EF2 tornado Nov. 24 in Arlington. Debris from the storm was scattered along Cooper Street and nearby parking lots.

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