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Tornado rages through Dallas, leaving significant damage and thousands without power



A tornado hit Dallas on Sunday night, causing severe damage throughout the area, including collapsed buildings and run-down power lines.

The damage, which was estimated to extend 1

7 miles, left more than 95,000 people without electricity. According to the Dallas Morning News, first responders went from door to door in some neighborhoods to oversee the residents.

The National Weather Service has warned against persistent strong winds and hail.

Videos posted on social media showed the size and impact of the tornado, including a video with a large funnel cloud over the city. Other shots and photos showed numerous collapses and damage to the houses.

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Debris from trees and roofs were left on the streets after light poles and power lines were knocked down by the force of the tornado. Dallas Fire Rescue teams responded to the collapse of the structure in northwest Dallas, as the Morning News reported, as well as calls from people injured by broken glass in their homes. A home depot is said to have suffered a direct hit, with its roof collapsing and water bursting from pipes torn from the walls.

The Tornado also hit near the home of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. "They were lucky and praying for the safety of their neighbors near DFW," said spokesman according to reporter Jack Fink.

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The city of Dallas released a press release on Monday warning it to evaluate the damage and confirmed that no deaths or serious Injuries were reported. The city also confirmed reports of suspected gas leaks.

"The Dallas Police Department and Dallas-Fire Rescue are investigating damaged structures and will do so at night," the statement said.


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