Across the SMU campus, students, faculty and staff were told to “shelter in place immediately” Wednesday evening.
Around 6:20 p.m., the recorded voice came over speakers to warn listeners to go to safety. The severe thunderstorm south of Dallas had developed into a tornado; by 6:15, the tornado touched down in the 600 block of Mockingbird Lane, damaging a roof and one wall of a building, according to CBS 11.
Though hundreds of miles away from the coast, Dallas is getting remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. Earlier Wednesday, drivers and pedestrians on campus went through flooding streets and sidewalks.
Just before 7 p.m., those who had gone to shelter on campus were told that it was “all clear.”
The tornado watch is in effect until 1 a.m. for most of Dallas county, according to WFAA.