Vehicles drive along wet conditions on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Wichita Falls, Texas. North Texans woke up Thursday morning to the welcome sound of rain and a little thunder as a storm system moved across the area dropping approximately one-half inch of rain overnight and in the morning in Wichita Falls, Texas. The area is suffering from exceptional drought conditions. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey)


Storms bring wind, tornadoes, rain to Great Plains

  • Associated Press
  • May 8, 2014 - 10:15 PM

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

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

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

Winds reached up to 70 mph Thursday afternoon 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 its northern routes until the storm passed.

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

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