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Flights To, From Dallas Cancelled After Tornadoes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hundreds of stranded American Airlines passengers at Nashville International will try to look for alternative flights to Dallas on Wednesday morning, after tornadoes touched down.

The American Airlines flights scheduled to leave at 8:45 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. remained cancelled Wednesday; however, the 7:45 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. are scheduled to be on time.

Hail pelted Dallas-Ft. Worth's airport, and it grounded planes throughout the American Airlines system.

Hundreds of flights into and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field were canceled or diverted elsewhere Tuesday. About 500 flights remained grounded Wednesday, airport officials said.

In Nashville, four flights were cancelled Tuesday night.

Passengers who regularly fly through that state know just how bad things get when there's severe weather.

"I fly American a lot and anytime Dallas gets messed up it screws up their whole country," said one passenger.

"Things going from Los Angeles, New York, where I am from. It's just all gets messed up," said another.

Anyone heading out to the airport is urged to check flight status, in case there are any changes in these cancellations.

The National Weather Service said as many as a dozen twisters touched down in a wrecking-ball swath of violent weather that stretched across Dallas and Fort Worth.

Despite the intensity of the slow-moving storms, only a handful of people were hurt, a couple of them seriously, and no fatalities were reported as of late Tuesday.

The Red Cross estimated that 650 homes were damaged.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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