October 20 storm update

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October 21, 2019


October 20 storm update

The City of Dallas is currently assessing the damages as a result of a storm with a radar-confirmed tornado that came through the Dallas area at approximately 9.p.m. on Sunday, October 20. At this time, there are no reports of fatalities or serious injuries.

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire-Rescue are assessing damaged structures and will continue to do so throughout the night.

Currently, there are approximately 35 traffic signals with no communication and crews are responding for repairs. Residents should call 3-1-1 to report downed traffic lights.

Residents are encouraged to stay indoors if they are in an area with storm damage due to downed trees, power lines and debris.

There are reports of gas leaks north of Walnut Hill. If residents smell natural gas or suspect a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and from a safe distance, call 9-1-1 and the Atmos Energy 24/7 emergency line at 866-322-8667.

According to Oncor, there are approximately 65,000 customers in Dallas experiencing a service interruption due to this storm. The City is preparing to open Bachman Recreation Center at 2 a.m. for people seeking shelter.

The City has activated its Emergency Operating Center and will continue to monitor the second round of storms that will come through the area early Monday morning. An update will be provided as additional information becomes available.