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'Lightning doesn't strike twice, but a tornado does,' says Dallas homeowner likely hit by a twister Sunday for second time since 2019

The National Weather Service is expected to survey the damage to confirm if a twister touched down or not.

DALLAS, Texas — The National Weather Service is investigating storm damage in North Dallas that may have been caused by a weak tornado that briefly touched down Sunday.

The damage in question is along Northaven Rd., near North Haven Gardens, just west of US-75. 

The area is all too familiar with storm damage after multiple houses were torn to shreds in October 2019 when ten tornadoes danced across Dallas, causing more than a billion dollars in damage. 

So far, the only significant damage documented Sunday is at the home of Cherie Hart.

A photo of Cherie Hart's North Dallas home, damaged by a possible tornado.

She said she took cover with her husband around 2 p.m. as strong winds grappled the neighborhood and storm warnings popped up on their phones. 

A Ring camera a few blocks down captured what was going on outside, ripping some carport roofing off its foundation and flipping it around like it was nothing. 

Hart's home was damaged by those tornadoes in 2019 and was just rebuilt. She said Sunday that she just sold the home to a couple in Austin.

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That couple will likely now have to deal with the cleanup, but most of Hart's belongings are now ruined due to water damage. 

"All I have is deja vu," Hart said. "I've seen this before. Lightning doesn't strike twice, but apparently, a tornado does." 

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A photo of Cherie Hart's backyard after a possible tornado touched down.

Most of the damage to Hart's home is due to the roof being ripped off. Parts of it were seen strewn across her backyard. 

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A photo of debris behind Hart's home.

WFAA saw insulation and roofing parts dangling from trees and powerlines behind Hart's house too. 

There was even debris lodged into the ground, indicative of a possible touchdown. 

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A photo of roofing lodged into the ground behind Hart's home.

Hart said after the roof was ripped off and the storm had passed, she and her husband heard rainwater rushing through their home. 

"We walked out, and we were like, we got hit again," Hart said.

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Photo was taken inside Hart's home inside one of her guest bedrooms.

Hart said there was at least an inch of rainwater in her home. Insulation was all over the house, and most of the ceilings had fallen through.

"I don't know how to tell the people who bought the house what happened. I'm really upset for them because I've already lived through it, and I know they're really excited about buying this house," Hart said.

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Photo of insulation on Hart's kitchen island.

Hart and her family had just purchased new furniture that they would take to their newly purchased home in Flower Mound. 

Now, most of that has been ruined. 

She and her husband are now hitting the restart button all over again. 

"I don't have words anymore," Hart said. "I just don't." 

Judge Clay Jenkins said that police would be patrolling around Hart's neighborhood over the next few days to protect damaged homes from looters. 

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