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A cluster of violent twisters left behind a wake of destruction, power outages, and debris after they pummeled the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas on Tuesday, although early reports suggest there were no fatalities.
The National Weather Service believes that as many as a dozen tornadoes touch down during the storms. The Associated Press reports that while there were no reported deaths, several people were injured by the sudden outbreak of the storms that caught many by surprise.
Emergency personnel, however, are still searching through the rubble for people trapped under the wreckage, CNN reports, so the storm's human toll could still rise.
The twisters drove around 150 Lancaster, Texas residents to safety shelters, and grounded 500 aircraft at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. At least 14,000 homes and businesses in the greater DFW area did not have electricity as of Wednesday morning.
"We've dodged a bullet," Lancaster Mayor Robert Cluck of Lancaster told CNN. "We've done the primary search. We feel as though we have everybody now, but they won't give up until they have done all the other searches."
To give you an idea of the power of these twisters, take a look at this video: