Thank you to the numerous City departments, neighborhood groups and businesses, volunteers and residents who have helped those impacted by the EF2 tornado that hit portions of southwest Garland Sunday, Oct. 20. Your actions show the resiliency and strong sense of community in our city.
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of the tremendous community efforts.
The Street Department responded immediately, clearing the streets and alleys of trees and debris. Initially, they cleared the path for the emergency crews to access the streets, eventually opening up the streets from sidewalk to sidewalk. Street sweepers followed closely behind, picking up small debris left on the streets. During all of this, Environmental Waste Services was hauling off the debris that had been stacked on the curb. There were several crews and departments working and often making multiple trips to the same street to ensure it was safe to drive on.