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May 12 Tornado Updates

May 12
3:30 PM
May 12 Tornado

National Weather Service and City Officials Provide Update on Confirmed Tornado

What to do after the tornado:

Report damage and be careful on the road

  • Call 311 to report downed trees/limbs in the roadway
  • Call 1-800-968-8243 for downed power lines/poles
  • DON'T touch power lines as they could be energized
  • Be careful on roads & if traffic lights are out, treat intersections as 4-way stops

Begin the claims process if you have damage to your vehicle or home

  • Contact your insurance
  • Photograph damage to your vehicle or home
  • Stay tuned if additional resources become available

Organize debris for trash collection

  • Cut tree limbs and branches in 4-foot (or less) lengths
  • Bundle limbs and branches
  • Clear leaves and debris from in front of catch basins
  • Bag and secure leaves
  • Place all debris curbside for collection