Garland is now in the long-term recovery process of its tornado relief efforts. Four weeks have passed since the EF-4 tornado, and debris cleanup is ahead of schedule. The second pass through the storm impact zone is expected to be completed early this week; the third round will begin Jan. 27, and is expected to be completed on Feb. 13. Organized volunteers remain in the affected areas and are completing work orders, but are not being coordinated through the City of Garland at this time. Garland Building Inspection will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday from the Mobile Permitting Site on the corner of Kelso and Bobtown.
The Recovery Assistance Center inside Granger Recreation Center closed on Saturday, Jan. 23. Survivors seeking assistance with long-term recovery or other recovery needs may contact St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities caseworkers by calling the Disaster Case Management line at 469-607-0909 or through 2-1-1. The Donations Center will remain operational at the Granger Recreation Center Annex from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.
First Baptist Church-Friendship House has partnered with the City to set up a hotline at 469-429-2589 to address immediate recovery needs of tornado survivors. Case managers are assigned to follow up with survivors to ensure they are receiving the assistance they need.
Oncor has established a hotline at 800-666-8154 for their customers affected by the tornado. The hotline will be answered by an agent for any questions regarding a customer's Oncor electric service. See the flier for details.