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Cleanup, power restoration and damage assessments continue in Garland following Sunday night’s severe storms. While the damage was extensive in some areas, no serious injuries were reported.
As of Tuesday morning, fewer than 200 Garland Power & Light customers were without power. Shiloh Road between Forest Lane and Kingsley Road will be closed until at least Tuesday, as crews work to restore downed transmission lines. GP&L’s website, www.gpltexas.org, features information about the power restoration process. For outage information, visit the GP&L outage page.
Most of the property damage reported is located between Shiloh Road and Glenbrook Drive and Miller Road to Forest Lane/Avenue B. Roof damage, downed trees and power lines, scattered debris and some structural damage are being reported. City teams are conducting inspections to determine whether structures are safe for occupancy.
Debris is still impeding traffic in the impacted neighborhoods. Please help minimize traffic in the area to allow repair and clean up teams to work more effectively.
GP&L is setting up a trailer in the area heaviest hit by the storm, at Hilltop Drive and JoAnn Drive. There, residents can charge cellphones and get ice and water. The trailer will be on site until about 9 p.m. Monday and will be restocked and back onsite Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
City brush and bulky crews are will continue to pick up storm debris, which must be placed by the curb. Crews cannot remove items from private property. To speed up the process, separate brush from other materials and cut big tree limbs to no longer than eight feet. Those who can take smaller loads in their own vehicles are welcome to transport their debris to the transfer station or landfill. This will allow crews to focus on larger loads.
At Garland’s Central Park, the press box, scoreboard and some light poles on the football field were badly damaged. However, the Granger Recreation Center is undamaged and fully functional.
The City will post updates to GarlandTX.gov and to our Twitter and Facebook pages as they are available.