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    A likely tornado rips roofs off buildings and damages trees near Denton in another day of severe weather across North Texas. (Published Monday, May 11, 2015)

    A likely tornado ripped roofs off buildings and damaged trees near Denton in another day of severe weather across North Texas.

    Denton County Emergency Services Chief Jody Gonzalez said Sunday that multiple rescues had been performed from flooded streets and homes in Krum, a small town located about 50 miles northwest of Dallas due to rising flood waters in the area.

    At about 2:18 p.m., a rain-wrapped tornado was confirmed on the ground near Golden Triangle Mall and headed toward downtown Denton, sounding warning sirens across the county.

    The National Weather Service received several reports of EF-0 and EF-1-type damage associated with the tornado including downed power lines, trees and street signs, including some damage to a small housing subdivision near Moss Creek Road and U.S. 377 between Denton and Argyle.

    "I just started feeling it," said Cesar Ranchos. "It's bad, it's bad. It started raining and then the wind, and then I look at it and it started forming."

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    Ranchos shot video of the tornado along U.S. 377.

    "It was right here at the entrance and it was some low hanging clouds, I'd say about 50 to 100 feet off the ground and it looked like it was spinning real slow," said Forrest Lowrei. "And then it started to speed up a bit and that's when the water hit me."

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    For more than a mile and a half, the storm tore up trees and fences, knocked over power lines and caused minor roof damage.

    Some people rode out the storm inside a grocery store's freezer.

    "As soon as we walked into Kroger, they told us 'do not leave, get away from the door,' and eventually we were all in the freezer at Kroger," said Myrna Orozco.

    The Red Cross and the Texas National Guard is currently responding to tornadoes, flooding, hail damage and other natural weather events in and around the Metroplex. A shelter was established at Denia Recreation Center for those affected.

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    About 100 miles west of Fort Worth, people in the sparsely populated ranching and farming community of Cisco were left to clean up from Saturday's tornado that left one person dead and another in critical condition. Cisco Fire Department spokesman Phillip Truitt said the two people were near each other.

    Businesses Damaged in LewisvilleBusinesses Damaged in LewisvilleSeveral businesses are picking up the pieces after storm damage Sunday morning. (Published Sunday, May 10, 2015)

    Several businesses are picking up the pieces after storm damage in Lewisville Sunday morning. It's too soon to tell if the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a small tornado.

    The Lewisville Office of Emergency Management said the most damage was located near Mill Street and High School Drive.  Some businesses had roof and walls damaged and there were reports of downed power lines in the area. An auto garage suffered some damage according to Lewisville OEM's tweet.

    About 100 miles west of Fort Worth, people in the sparsely populated ranching and farming community of Cisco were left to clean up from Saturday's tornado that left one person dead and another in critical condition. Cisco Fire Department spokesman Phillip Truitt said the two people were near each other.

    The National Weather Service said that tornado was rated an EF-3, with winds ranging from 136 to 165 mph. At least six buildings were damaged south of Cisco, as well as six others near Lake Leon, Truitt said.

     A strong line of storms moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area Sunday morning, forcing significant delays and a total of 100 flight cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.

    Forecasters issued tornado watches through Sunday evening for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Missouri.

    Farther north, a late-season snow fell in parts of the Rockies, western Nebraska and western South Dakota.

    Storms Pound Denton Over WeekendStorms Pound Denton Over WeekendA community came together to clean up Denton streets this weekend. (Published Sunday, May 10, 2015)