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Texas tornado

Cambrie Thornton (L) and Royal Thornton (R) sit outside their destroyed home after a tornado on April 4, 2012 in Forney, Texas. Multiple tornadoes touched down yesterday across the Dallas/Fort Worth area causing extensive damage. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tornadoes tear through Texas

The National Weather Service is investigating the damage caused by the tornadoes, which appeared to flatten some homes and graze others next door. The twisters jumped from place to place, passing many heavily populated areas overhead and perhaps limiting what could have been a more damaging, deadly storm. Most of Dallas was spared the full wrath of the storms.