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Tornadoes touch down in Dallas-Fort Worth area

DALLAS (AP) - There's heavy damage in the Dallas area from tornadoes that tore through the region this afternoon.

The twisters tore roofs off of homes, and left flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots. The National Weather Service is reporting "considerable damage" in suburbs south of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Footage from highway video cameras showed a large, dark funnel cloud moving on the ground not far from a major interstate this afternoon. Crumpled orange tractor trailers were later visible in a Dallas County parking lot.

In Lancaster, south of Dallas, local television footage showed homes without roofs while other buildings were flattened.

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