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Strong storms, rainfall overwhelm North Texas

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DALLAS (AP) - A strong storm system has deluged North Texas with up to 3 inches of rain, triggered flash-flood warnings and prompted a high-water rescue of five children.

Dallas police say emergency workers rescued the children after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters along a creek. All five were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Authorities believe they were playing in a drainage tunnel when rainwater overwhelmed them.

Severe weather could also hit the northern Plains, with parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa under a tornado watch this evening.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.

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