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Storms sweep across Great Plains, bringing strong winds, tornadoes and deluge of rain

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    A young boy is carried by a rescue worker as Dallas Police and Fire Department members take part in a high water rescue near Glen Oaks and Brook Valley in Dallas, Texas. on Thursday, May 8, 2014. According to Dallas police, a group of students who were skipping school were trapped in a drainage tunnel along a tributary of Woody Branch. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said the five teenagers rescued from the water were skipping school. All five teens were taken to Children’s Medical Center and were “awake and alert.” (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES (The Associated Press)

  • Water Rescue.JPEG

    A young boy is carried by a rescue worker as Dallas Police and Fire Department members take part in a high water rescue near Glen Oaks and Brook Valley in Dallas, Texas. on Thursday, May 8, 2014. According to Dallas police, a group of students who were skipping school were trapped in a drainage tunnel along a tributary of Woody Branch. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said the five teenagers rescued from the water were skipping school. All five teens were taken to Children’s Medical Center and were “awake and alert.” (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES (The Associated Press)

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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