October 20 storm update

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October 21, 2019


October 20 storm update

The Office of Emergency Management is continuing to staff and monitor the respite site at the Bachman Recreation Center for residents impacted by last night’s tornado. There are currently 12 residents at the recreation center.

Today, Dallas Fire-Rescue will continue to assess damage across the city. Three people have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries attributed to the storm.

There are still residents impacted by downed trees, power outages and storm-related damages. For residents needing relief or are without power, city recreation centers and libraries will be open during normal business hours except for the following libraries and recreation centers: Preston Royal Branch Library, Walnut Hill Recreation Center and Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center. While the Forest Green Branch is without power, they are open for residents to check out materials or for community gatherings.

Sanitation Services is bringing in contractors to assist with storm debris collection to maintain normal trash pick-up schedules. Code Compliance will not issue citations for brush and storm debris placed for pickup in areas impacted by storms. All Sanitation Transfer Stations are open according to their normal schedules for residents to drop off any brush and storm debris. Find locations at dallaszerowaste.com.

Sanitation Services is using 311 data to identify high-volume call areas for contractor pick-up. We encourage residents to dial 3-1-1 or use the Our Dallas app to report damage or downed trees.

Currently, there are multiple traffic signals impacted the storm. When residents approach intersections with signals without power or flash signals, please treat it like a four-way stop and come to a full stop.

For the latest street closures, refer to the link below:


Residents with Court-related dates today may request consideration of a delay through 3-1-1. Our field officers will be patrolling the area to help reunite pets with their owners. Additionally, if you are missing your pet in the wake of the storm last night, please call 3-1-1 to report file a missing pet report.

We will provide updates as more information is made available.