Dallas Stars’ player reveals he lost his home in tornado and calls damage ‘extremely sad to see’

Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin has revealed he lost his home in the devastating tornado that struck the city without warning overnight and says images of it gutted and without a roof are ‘extremely sad to see’. 

The hockey star retweeted images of the property before and after the storm hit Texas at about 9pm on Sunday night with devastating 111mph winds. It shows the large property completely devastated in its wake. 

Sharing the heartbreaking pictures Seguin wrote: ‘Thanks to everyone reaching out about the news tonight, I am safe. 

‘Luckily this is my house for sale and I have moved into a new one. I just left the area and it is an extremely sad sight to see. Prayers to everyone affected by the tornado.’ 

The house is near the Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane in North Dallas. A picture before storm shows a large, gated property with a long driveway. 

In the image after the tornado debris can be seen strewn all around the yard, windows blown out and wooden structural beams exposed. 

The pictures were originally shared by local reporter Jason Whitely, who wrote: ‘Before and after images of home near Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane in North Dallas — that was badly damaged during the tornado tonight.’ 

Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin shared this image of his home after a tornado struck the city without warning overnight Sunday and says the image of it damaged is ‘extremely sad to see’

The house is near the Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane in North Dallas. A picture before storm shows a large, gated property with a driveway. In the image after the tornado debris can be seen strewn all around the yard, windows blown out and wooden structural beams exposed

The house is near the Dallas North Tollway and Royal Lane in North Dallas. A picture before storm shows a large, gated property with a driveway. In the image after the tornado debris can be seen strewn all around the yard, windows blown out and wooden structural beams exposed

The pictures were originally shared by local reporter Jason Whitely, who wrote: 'Before and after images of home...that was badly damaged during the tornado tonight'

The pictures were originally shared by local reporter Jason Whitely, who wrote: ‘Before and after images of home…that was badly damaged during the tornado tonight’

The Dallas Stars had played in Philadelphia against the Flyers on Saturday. The team are understood to have been back in Dallas to play Ottawa Senators on Monday.  

Crews searched Monday through the rubble of other homes and businesses in the city torn apart by the tornado. 

Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Love Field Airport and moved northeast through the city around 9 p.m. Sunday. 

Tyler Seguin, pictured, retweeted images of  his property before and after the storm hit

Tyler Seguin, pictured, retweeted images of  his property before and after the storm hit

There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries in Texas early Monday, but Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says three people were hospitalized for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Tens of thousands of people were without electricity. 

One person was killed by a falling tree in Arkansas as the storms moved to the northeast.

Seven people escaped a structure that collapsed in northwest Dallas, but Dallas Fire-Rescue were searching to see if anyone was left inside, spokesman Jason Evans said. 

WFAA-TV reported that a convenience store collapsed in the storm, but the clerk told the station that everyone who was inside made it out safely.

Evans said that the department had also received multiple calls from people injured in their homes by broken glass.

On Twitter, Dallas Fire-Rescue said one of its own stations sustained significant damage during the storms overnight, and included photos that appeared to show a collapsed roof and debris. 

Evans said none of the firefighters at Station 41 were hurt, but said the roof was torn off by the high winds. 

The tornado struck Dallas, Texas at about 9pm on Sunday night with devastating 111mph winds

The tornado struck Dallas, Texas at about 9pm on Sunday night with devastating 111mph winds

Devastating aerial footage has since emerged showing the destruction caused by the storm as authorities started searching through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart. A search and rescue team checks a home after a tornado hit the neighborhood in Richardson Monday

Devastating aerial footage has since emerged showing the destruction caused by the storm as authorities started searching through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart. A search and rescue team checks a home after a tornado hit the neighborhood in Richardson Monday 

A radio station, KNON-FM, went off the air as the studio suffered major damage from the tornado. 

Lew Morris, one of the hosts of ‘Reckless Rock Radio’ was preparing for the show at the station while another show was broadcasting. 

He told The Associated Press in a Facebook message that the power at the station went out first, followed by the ‘distinctive whistle’ of a tornado within three minutes.

He told the host of the show that had been broadcasting to follow him to the bathroom for safety.

‘We then heard the building shaking and could hear the glass windows shattering everywhere along with debris banging around. We waited until all the noise died down,’ Morris told the AP. 

He added: ‘We walked out to see the studio he was just broadcasting from destroyed.’

 

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