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Strong storms, rainfall overwhelm North Texas

May 9, 2014
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — A strong storm system has deluged North Texas with up to 4 inches of rain, triggered flash-flood warnings and prompted a high-water rescue of five children.

Dallas police say emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters along a creek. All five were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Authorities say the boys had skipped school and gathered along a creek.

Elsewhere, high winds destroyed a mobile home near Joshua, about 20 miles Fort Worth. Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamie Moore says a mother and child were injured.

Severe weather also moved into the northern Plains. The National Weather Service says quarter-size hail was reported 2 miles southeast of Harrisburg, South Dakota. And parts of Minnesota and Iowa were under a tornado watch.



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