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Storify: State Officials React to North Texas Tornadoes

Local and statewide lawmakers turned to social media to warn North Texas residents about Tuesday's tornadoes — and the widespread damage they caused.

US Rep. Joe Barton tweeted this photo of a tornado visible from his district office in Arlington — Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Tornadoes tore through the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday, tossing tractor-trailers and causing widespread damage. Use our Storify timeline below to see how Texas officials reacted and responded to the afternoon's events.

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