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Severe Weather Hits U.S.

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Severe storms are sweeping through the country's midsection, leaving a path of damaged homes and flooded roads.

From north to south, people couldn't escape the dangerous conditions.

Several tornadoes touched down in Minnesota, while winds reached 70 miles per hour in Dallas.

Overnight, severe weather pushed East. Thunderstorms and lightening rocked New York City.

The system came from the Great Plains.

In Dallas, sirens warned residents to take cover as high winds tore up homes and buildings.

Trees and powerlines crushed cars.

Outside the city, a dramatic rescue.

Authorities pulled five children from a creek after they were swept up by the water.

Jason Evans with Dallas Fire and Rescue says "THESE ARE KIDS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TRAINING, NO EQUIPMENT, AND BEING COMPLETELY CAUGHT OFF GUARD. SO WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE, AS WELL AS THEM, THAT  NOONE DIED OF THIS INCIDENT."

In Joshua, Texas, one family barely made it out of their mobile home when winds ripped through their neighborhood.

In Kansas, 90 mile per hour winds and severe thunderstorms caused this train to derail.

Nearly three dozen cars were knocked off the track! Nobody was injured.

In Minnesota, this frightening funnel cloud formed before dusk.

Multiple tornadoes were confirmed.

And from Nebraska to South Dakota - spring snow!

The severe weather threat continues today for much of the eastern half of the country.

Thunderstorms, hail and dangerous winds remain a big concern today through Mother's Day.

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