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Texas tornadoes kill at least 11, devastate widely

Storms and tornadoes cut a wide swath of destruction through Texas. (Source: KXAN/KTVT/NathanMoore/LSM;@Basehunters/KRLD/AndrewGreenstein/CNN) Storms and tornadoes cut a wide swath of destruction through Texas. (Source: KXAN/KTVT/NathanMoore/LSM;@Basehunters/KRLD/AndrewGreenstein/CNN)

DALLAS (KXAN/KTVT/NathanMoore/LSM;@Basehunters/KRLD/AndrewGreenstein/CNN) - There was a devastating scene in Texas on Sunday.

Aerial views of destruction where homes once stood show them now reduced to nothing.

"Our key focus is this," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, "first rescue and recover, second aiding and assisting those who need to get to shelter, and third is helping families and communities."

Late Saturday, severe storms and tornadoes tore through parts of Dallas with winds traveling between 150 to 200 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm blew off roofs, mangled vehicles, downed power lines and toppled trees.

Garland and Rowlett took the brunt of the unrelenting weather.

At least 11 people were killed, some along Interstate 30, where police say cars appeared to have been thrown from the road.

Many watched the nightmare unfold from their homes.

"It was a just a dark funnel and it was a big roar," one witness said. "It was really scary. It scared me. I don't scare that easy but it scared me."

Others are now trying to salvage what’s left.

Copyright 2015 KXAN, KTVT, Nathan Moore, LSM, @Basehunters, KRLD and AndrewGreenstein via CNN. All rights reserved.

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