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The Home Depot at Forest and Highway 75 sustained substantial damage from the Oct. 20 tornado.
Pete Thompson

A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing items from a Home Depot he was guarding after it was destroyed by a tornado last month has been charged with theft.

Interabang Books
Hady Mawajdeh / KERA News

It’s been said that books cannot die. The tornado that tore through North Dallas on Sunday is testing that idea, but fans of Interabang Books are rallying online to keep the store they love alive.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Thousands of Dallas ISD kids and their teachers transferred to different schools Wednesday. They were forced from their damaged home campuses because of the weekend's tornado. All Thomas Jefferson High School students are now attending classes at Thomas Edison school in west Dallas.

The Home Depot at Forest and Highway 75 sustained substantial damage from the Oct. 20 tornado.
Pete Thompson

Updated at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24

The National Weather Service has confirmed that 10 tornadoes hit North Texas Sunday night. After having more time to assess the severe weather this week, officials determined that tornadoes touched down in Dallas, Rockwall, Rowlett, Allen, Kaufman County, Ellis County and Van Zandt County.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Beginning Wednesday, Dallas ISD students from tornado-damaged schools will head to different campuses. Thomas Jefferson High School and the surrounding neighborhood were hit hard by the weekend's severe weather. The school’s students will now have class at the old, empty Thomas Edison Middle School in west Dallas.

Storm-wrecked Interbang Books in the Preston Royal Shopping Center.
Hady Mawajdeh / KERA News

Last weekend’s tornado in Dallas ripped up storefronts at the Preston Royal Shopping Center. Business owners like Vince Martin have been working to clean up the mess and figure out what’s next.  

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa offers details on how district students forced out of their schools by Sunday's tornado  damage will continue getting an education
Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa spent part of his Monday driving through parts of his ravaged school district to survey the damage.

Among the buildings damaged: the Iglesia Cristiana Emanuel - Dios Con Nosotros on Walnut Hill Lane and Betty Jane Lane in Dallas.
Hady Mawajdeh / KERA News

Homes and businesses near the intersection of Walnut Hill and Marsh Lanes took the most damage from the EF-3 tornado that hit northern Dallas hard Sunday.

The morning after the severe weather passed, the community came out to start putting their neighborhood back together again.