Powerful Tornado Rips Through Northern Dallas

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Powerful Tornado Rips Through Northern Dallas
City officials confirmed the radar-confirmed tornado touched down in the Dallas area at approximately 9 p.m. local time.
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"We're in a tornado!" 

A powerful twister and violent thunderstorms ripped through north Dallas Sunday night, causing significant damage and leaving thousands of residents without power. 

City officials confirmed the radar-confirmed tornado touched down in the Dallas area at approximately 9 p.m. local time. As of early Monday, no serious injuries or fatalities had been reported.

But videos and images of the storm's aftermath showed homes and businesses reduced to rubble, downed power lines and trees and damaged cars.

Power company Oncor told CNN more than 100,000 customers were without power in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area Monday morning. And multiple schools in the area canceled classes.

Authorities are currently assessing damage to structures. The National Weather Service says it won't have any preliminary ratings on the storm until storm surveys are conducted in the area on Monday and Tuesday. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.