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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:48 pm

DALLAS — Thunderstorms moved across the Plains, bringing strong winds and tornadoes and prompting a high-water rescue of five children.

Dallas police said emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Near Joshua, high winds destroyed a mobile home. Authorities said a mother and child were injured.

Winds reached 70 mph Thursday in parts of Dallas, toppling large trees, tearing holes in warehouse roofs and peeling away the front wall of a church. Dallas Area Rapid Transit suspended light rail service along some routes during the storm.

In South Dakota, the National Weather Service said quarter-size hail was reported. Several tornadoes were reported in Minnesota, with no major damage or injuries.

The Killeen area received 1.87 inches of rain as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with some small hail reported.

The storm left in the dark as many as 39,000 customers of the Dallas-based electric utility Oncor. Crews had reduced that number to about 23,000 around sunset Thursday.

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