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Winds Rip Trees Out Of The Ground In Turtle Creek

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Straight line winds caused the most damage during Thursday’s storms, according to the National Weather Service. They brought down power lines, streets signs and trees in the Turtle Creek area.

“I thought it was horrible when it was happening,” said homeowner Anne Dyer, whose 100-year-old tree was ripped out of her backyard.

Another neighbor, Hadley Smith, was brought to tears by the sight of all the broken tree limbs that littered the ground after the storms.

“I started crying. It was devastating to see this. It takes so long for them to grow,” said Smith.

Neighborhood trees weren’t the only living things affected. Rising flood waters trapped 5 young boys in a drainage tunnel during the storm.

Dallas police officer Julian Harris pulled one of the boys to safety.

“He was crying. He was scared to death. So, I just ran him up hill and got him to a firefighter,” said officer Harris.

Across town, New Beginning Covenant Church  has it’s roof blown off by fierce winds.

“We weathered that storm and we’ll weather this one too,” said one parishioner.

The church will still hold its Mother’s Day service on Sunday, even if it’s outside in the parking lot.

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