DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The EF-3 tornado that caused widespread damage in North Dallas passed closed to the home of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush.

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said in a statement that “the Bushes are safe and praying for their neighbors around DFW who weren’t as fortunate.”

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The couple purchased the 8,500 square-foot house in Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood in 2008. It wasn’t damaged in Sunday’s storms.

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The Bushes stuck to their obligations despite the storm.

Former first lady Laura Bush hosted young leaders from Myanmar on Monday at a Bush Institute event in South Texas. The institute based at Southern Methodist University in Dallas has sponsored a leadership training program for four years with a focus on Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country struggling with extreme inequities and ethnic cleansing.

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