Texas Tornado in Pictures
Damaged cars are seen amid the debris after a tornado struck a residential neighbourhood in Lancaster REUTERS

Hundreds of buildings and vehicles were wrecked as a series of tornadoes hit the south of Dallas, Texas.

Though there were no deaths, some minor injuries were reported from the calamity. Up to ten people were reportedly injured in Lancaster and three others were injured in Arlington, according to an Associated Press report.

Television footage showed piles of mangled vehicles and roofless homes in the area. Some visuals even showed buildings with the entire upper floors blown away.

The residents were left with no power and suffered widespread damage to their buildings.

"I guess shock is probably a good word," AP quoted Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight as saying.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), nearly a dozen twisters struck the area across Dallas and Fort Worth.

Tuesday's Tornado which hit the region before the usual peak of the tornado season signals the above normal tornado activity in the coming season, according to the National Weather Service.

"Tuesday's outburst suggests that we're on pace to be above normal," AP quoted NSW meteorologist Matt Bishop as saying.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and many more were diverted at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

American Airlines cancelled more than 450 arriving and departing flights at its DFW airport hub by late Tuesday afternoon, and 37 other incoming flights had been diverted to different airports, according to AP.

DFW Airport spokesman David Magana told AP that more than 110 planes were damaged by hail.