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Storms Cause Widespread Damage In North Texas

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Storm clouds roll into the west side of White Rock Lake on May 11, 2011. (credit: Theresa Vining)

Storm clouds roll into the west side of White Rock Lake on May 11, 2011. (credit: Theresa Vining)

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DALLAS (AP) - Savage thunderstorms unleashed hail and damaging straight-line wind gusts that damaged roofs, downed tree limbs and power lines, smashed sheds and toppled trailers across North Texas.

The storms moved through the area Wednesday afternoon, leaving damage reports in their wake and about 20,000 people in the dark.

Wise County Fire Marshal Marc Dodd says lightning struck and ignited an oil tank battery, which was quickly extinguished. He says winds reported as high as 70 mph toppled four recreational vehicles at a Decatur lot, blew two mobile homes from their foundations and smashed some lightly built sheds and barns. No injuries were reported.

Similar storms raked the Panhandle early Wednesday morning, causing minor damage.

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