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



A tornado ripped through Dallas Sunday night, leaving a trail of heavy damage across the area, including collapsed buildings and closed power lines.

The damage, estimated to have stretched for 1

7 miles, left more than 95,000 people without electricity. No major injuries have been reported yet, but the first responders went door-to-door to check residents, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The National Weather Service has warned of continued high winds and hail.

Videos uploaded on social media revealed the size and impact of the tornado, including a video showing a large funnel cloud over the city. Other photos and photos showed many collapses and damage to homes.

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Trash from trees and roofs were left on the streets after light poles and power lines were knocked down by the storm from the tornado's winds. Dallas Fire-Rescue crews responded to structural collapse in northwest Dallas, reports Morning News, as well as calls from people injured by broken glass in their homes. A home mistress reportedly got a direct hit, with the roof collapsing and water bursting from pipes knocked from the walls.

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

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Dallas in Dallas released a press release early Monday announcing it was assessing the injury and confirming that no fatalities or serious injuries were reported. The city also confirmed reports of suspected gas leaks.

"The Dallas Police Department and Dallas-Fire Rescue are evaluating damaged structures and will continue to do so throughout the night," the statement said.


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