Officials in Collin County, just north of Dallas, say at least one tornado and other stormy weather roared through the area overnight. The severe weather struck near the towns of Anna and Westminster. Three people were killed, including an elderly couple and a teenager. About a half dozen homes were destroyed as well.
Rescue and utility workers were dispatched to the area to assess the damage and attempt to restore electricity to about 300 customers.
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter to help those affected by the storm.