DALLAS TV STATION KEPT COWBOYS GAME ON OVER TORNADO WARNING THAT KILLED SEVERAL PEOPLE

DALLAS TV STATION KEPT COWBOYS GAME ON OVER TORNADO WARNING THAT KILLED SEVERAL PEOPLE

Football is king in Texas, but it should never be that important to inform people of danger that is near.

KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth delayed breaking into Sunday’s Cowboys’ divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles for six whole minutes to issue a tornado warning, which certainly upset viewers who accused the local NBC station of putting football ahead of public safety.

On Monday, the station apologized for the horrendous mistake, admitting that they didn’t “want to interrupt” the Cowboys’ game.

“When it comes to dealing with severe weather, we know that seconds matter,” the station said in a statement. “We should have broken into football programming sooner. We apologize and want you to know that we’re doing everything in our power to make sure this does not happen again.”

The EF3 tornado – with top winds of 140 mph, according to the National Weather Service – caused heavy damage in Dallas and killed at least four people in Arkansas and Oklahoma. It also knocked out power to 55,000 households and sending trees into homes, but nobody in the Dallas area weas killed, Mayor Eric Johnson said.

Folks were still upset:

Dallas went on to beat Philadelphia 37-10 to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East.

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