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Posted: May 8, 2014 11:11 AM

Updated: May 8, 2014 11:11 AM

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 a group of children.

Dallas police say emergency personnel rescued five children who 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.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fox says a half-inch of rain fell Thursday morning on North Texas, but Dallas and some suburbs such as Rockwall received up to 3 inches.

He says another inch or two could fall as thunderstorms continue moving northeast through North Texas. The storms should move out by Thursday evening.

Dallas-based utility Oncor reported nearly 18,000 customers without power.

Topics: Storms-North Texas

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