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The tornado pierces Dallas, leaving considerable damage and thousands without power

A tornado erupted through Dallas Sunday night, leaving a trail of heavy damage to the area, including collapsed buildings and downed power lines.

The damage, calculated at 1

7 miles in length, leaves more than 95,000 people without power. No major injuries have been reported yet, but the Chiefs have been going door to door in some neighborhoods to check on residents, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The National Weather Service has warned of continued high winds and hail.

Videos uploaded to social media revealed the size and impact of the tornado, including one video showing a large funnel cloud over the city. Other footage and photos showed numerous house collapses and damage.

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Debris from trees and roofs were left on the streets after light poles and power lines were pulled down by the tornado winds. Dallas Fire and Rescue Service crews responded to a structural collapse in northwest Dallas, Morning News reported, as well as calls to people injured by broken glass in their homes. The home depot was reported to have hit directly, with its roof collapsing and water erupting from pipes that were torn off the walls.

The tornado also struck near the home of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. "They are fortunate and are praying for the safety of their neighbors around DFW," said spokesman Jack Fink.

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The City of Dallas released a press release early Monday announcing that it was assessing damage and confirming that no fatalities or serious injuries. The city also confirmed reports of suspected gas leaks.

"The Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Rescue and Rescue Service are assessing damaged structures and will continue to do so throughout the night," the statement said.

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