The 11 Most Damaging U.S. Weather Disasters of 2012

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2013-01-03T19:15:32Z

Photograph by Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP Photo

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In Texas, Trailers Fly Like Footballs

Violent storms ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area in early April, including 22 tornadoes that peeled roofs from dozens of homes and spiraled big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. By April 5, airports had cancelled nearly 2,000 flights, with some planes sustaining "fairly significant damage" from hail.

Residents sift their belongings upstairs after a tornado ripped the roof off their home in Arlington, Texas, on April 3.

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