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Tornadoes rip through Dallas area

The strong winds lifted tractor trailers, hurling them through the air. After the wave of storms subsided, damage spanned several counties near Dallas. NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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Jerica Jenkins surveys damage to her home after it was hit by a tornado on April 3, 2012, in Lancaster, Texas.

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Semi-tractor trailers lay in debris left by a tornado which passed through the southern area of Dallas.

msnbc.com reports, updated at 5:40 p.m. ET: At least two tornadoes touched down in areas south of Dallas on Tuesday, tossing tractor-trailers hundreds of feet into the air and causing widespread damage, especially in Lancaster and Arlington. No deaths were reported, but rescuers were still combing debris.

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As the storm system moved northeast, it later spawned another tornado in Forney, a suburb just east of Dallas, where the fire station and several homes were hit and the high school saw roof damage, NBC News reported.

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