Damages tallied in the path of Texas storm

Published: Mar. 29, 2017 at 9:22 AM CDT
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A powerful storm system with winds topping 60 mph damaged homes in suburban Dallas, knocking out power to tens of thousands across Texas.

Roofs and walls were ripped away early Wednesday from homes in Rockwall, northeast of Dallas. The city's mayor, Jim Pruitt, said one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

It's the same area where a powerful storm in December 2015 spawned tornadoes and damaged or destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings in nearby Rowlett. Thirteen lives were lost in the storm area then.

Wednesday's strong system later moved through East Texas on its way toward Arkansas and Louisiana.

The power outages in the Dallas-Fort Worth area forced the closure of schools or caused delays.

Fallen tree limbs and rising waterways were among the obstacles for motorists during the Wednesday morning commute.

Wednesday's storms triggered several tornado warnings.

John Diarse said, "I just heard a lot of winds, a lot of rain last night. I didn't really think that it would kind of get to this but ... I walked outside to see that, it's kind of devastating. But, i mean, it happens. It happens. And I just kind of pick up and keep going."

At one point, at least 250-thousand people were without power in Dallas and Tarrant counties.

There were no reports of injuries from the storms.