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Texas Storms

By: associated press
By: associated press

Second wave of storms hit Texas; Evacuations urged in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - A second wave of thunderstorms swept through north-central Texas Thursday. A powerful system ripped shingles from roofs, knocked down trees and left hundreds of thousands in the dark.
In west Dallas, reverse 911 calls and firefighters moving
door-to-door urged more than 5,000 households to evacuate
because of flooding concerns.
The earlier system broke up by mid-afternoon Thursday after unleashing more than 8 inches of rain in parts of Dallas. The
storms canceled some 400 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International
Airport.
In Fort Worth, the storms battered the marina at Eagle Mountain Lake, causing millions of dollars worth of damage. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the weather damaged the roof, smashed docks and flipped boats upside down.
The storms are trailed by more severe weather that has downed trees and power lines and knocked out phone systems.


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