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City brush and bulky crews will continue to work the area Friday and Monday, expecting that much more waste will be put out during the weekend. Residents also are asked to put ONLY recyclable materials in the blue recycle carts. If additional green trash carts are needed, please contact Environmental Waste Services at 972-205-3500 and request temporary use of an additional green cart. Be sure to identify yourself as a resident of the storm-impacted area. You may also make those requests via Garland eAssist.
Garland Power & Light has restored power to all tornado-affected customers who can safely accept electric service. Customers without power should check their meter bases to make sure they are not damaged or pulled away from the home. If the meter base is damaged, customers need to have an electrician repair the meter base and have it inspected before power can be restored to the home.
The National Weather Services is reporting that the tornado that hit portions of southwest Garland Sunday evening was an EF 2 with maximum winds of 135 mph. The City of Garland estimates about 175 residential and commercial structures were damaged in Sunday’s storms, at least 36 with major damage and five destroyed. Property damage is estimated at $20 million.