Storm causes chaos on Lake Ray Hubbard

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by MARCUS MOORE

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WFAA

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 10:13 AM

Heavy rain and powerful winds blew across North Texas on Saturday night, causing some damage and stranding boaters at Lake Ray Hubbard.

The first calls for help came in around 7:30 p.m. "It happened so fast," said one boater. "I can't even explain how quickly they changed," another said.

The boaters had been gathered at a party cove on the lake when the storm appeared, and what started as a fun evening ended in chaos.

"When the waves hit the rocks, I fell out of the boat," one victim said. "I've never seen waves like that."

Dallas Fire-Rescue reponded to at least five calls for help with stranded or capsized boats.

"It's sinking right now," one man said of his vessel.

There were no serious injuries reported.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport reported some delays due to the the storms on Saturday night. More than two dozen flights were diverted as a precaution. No major delays were reported at Dallas Love Field.

We received some reports of downed trees around the area. Homeowner Melanie Fairlight sent in a picture of a large tree that crashed down in her neighborhood near Valley View Mall in North Dallas.

Oncor reported sporadic power outages around North Texas, but nothing major.

Many News 8 viewers sent in photos of a spectacular sunset rainbow after the storms passed on Saturday night. Go to our YouNews section to share your photos.

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