MERIT The morning after storms swept through North Texas, the sunrise shed light on the damage left over Friday.

Farmersville police Chief Mike Sullivan said they received reports of a tornado touchdown at Highway 78 and US 380.

One of the hardest hit areas was the town of Merit, located about 53 miles northeast of Dallas in Hunt County.

The storm left four people injured, according to officials in Hunt County. Rescue crews conducted door-to-door searches to check for injured people potentially inside damaged homes.

'I was in the bedroom in the front of our house and we heard all kind of noises,' said Connie Giles, who said she's confident a tornado struck the area.

As of 7:30 a.m., a spokesman with Sharyland Utilities reported about 1,300 in Celeste and Greenville without power.

At about 8 a.m., the National Weather Service announced they will send two teams to survey the damage and assess the severity of the storms. Friday, the teams will look at damage in eastern Collin, Hunt and Denton counties. Teams may also look at damage in the Hopkins County area, but that's not expected until Saturday.

In Denton, a city spokesman confirmed one person was struck by lightning near Lewisville Lake on Rolling Hills Drive. The condition of the person wasn't revealed.

Images and video from Denton showed large hail that knocked out car windows and left behind massive dents.

Farmersville police reported downed power lines and trees.

Merit resident Bruce Miller said he has an underground storm shelter just five feet away from his home. However, it wasn't used Thursday since he heard of the tornado warnings while in nearby Farmersville.

'Didn't have time to get to it,' he said.

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