Storm Update #1
Update on storm damage from Sunday afternoon storm
The storm that passed around 1:30 this afternoon caused a large amount of damage at several areas across the city. The most intensive impacts have been in the southwestern part of the community. Most damage reports are centering on downed tree limbs that have knocked out power to homes and business and have blocked some roads and impacted traffic signals.
If you have a blocked road or alley, please call our 24 hour response center at 972-744-4111. You can also visit stormcenter.oncor.com to find out estimates on restoring power to different parts of the city.
The Fire Department is asking if tree limbs have fallen on the service power line to your home then contact an electrician as soon as possible. The concern centers on lines inside the structures that may be damaged which can start a fire when power is restored. The Fire Department has had several calls so far this afternoon that are suspected of being caused by this type of damage. Signs of damaged electrical wiring inside a structure include popping sounds when power is restored. You may also smell material burning. Call 911 if you notice these signs.
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