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DALLAS (AP) – Storms in North Texas have knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Dallas-based Oncor reports more than 22,000 customers without electricity Monday as crews worked to restore power.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts of more than 70 mph were recorded in the Fort Worth area, leading to some downed trees and power lines. Authorities have no reports of major damage or injuries.

Forecasters say the DFW area should have highs topping 100 degrees Monday.

The American Red Cross planned to send bottled water to areas that suffered storm damage, including Haltom City, Kennedale and Eagle Mountain Lake. Red Cross officials say residential damage was minimal, but anticipated high temperatures make it important for people whose homes lost power to stay hydrated.

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