Severe weather hitting parts of Midwest, South

One of five teens rescued from rising creek in Dallas on May 8, 2014 is carried away CBS DFW

DALLAS -- Thunderstorms are moving across the Plains, bringing strong winds and tornadoes after prompting the high-water rescue of five children.

Meteorologist Eric Fisher, of CBS Boston, says Friday storms could bring damaging wind gusts, large hail and isolated tornadoes to Indianapolis, St. Louis, Memphis and Little Rock.

Dallas police say emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday by rising waters. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The Dallas Fire Rescue Department was called when a witness saw the boys, who appeared to be in their teens, clinging to a tree branch in the middle of a creek, reports CBS DFW. Police said they were probably playing near a drainage tunnel near the creek when they were swept up by the water.

Winds reached up to 70 mph Thursday in parts of Dallas, toppling large trees, tearing holes in warehouse roofs and peeling away the front wall of a church.

The New Beginnings Covenant Ministries was left with bricks, wood and glass strewn on the lawn of the church, says CBS DFW, adding that the same church was damaged three years ago by a tornado.

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Storm blew out wall of New Beginnings Covenant Ministries in Dallas on May 8, 2014; same church was damaged by twister three years earlier
CBS DFW

Dallas Area Rapid Transit suspended light rail service along its northern routes until the storm passed.

Near Joshua, Texas, high winds destroyed a mobile home. Authorities say a mother and child were injured.

In South Dakota, the National Weather Service says quarter-size hail was reported.

Several tornadoes were reported in Minnesota, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

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