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Round Rock provides updates on storm recovery efforts

Published on March 22, 2022 under RRnews
Round Rock provides updates on storm recovery efforts

The City of Round Rock continues to assess damage and assist affected residents following severe weather early Monday evening.

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan signed a declaration of disaster Tuesday morning, asking the public to avoid areas with damage as public safety and transportation crews continue to clear debris.

How to Help
• The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is coordinating efforts to help affected residents. For more information, visit adrn.org.
• The City of Round Rock is currently accepting donated items at the Dell Diamond Heritage Center (3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.).
• At this time, crews are still cleaning roadways to allow for safe passage. Other volunteer opportunities will be communicated as they are made available.
• For other inquiries, please email [email protected]

Though assessments are still ongoing, officials believe that hundreds of structures have received some level of damage, and damage appears to be isolated to a handful of neighborhoods. Residents who have experienced damage are encouraged to report it at damage.tdem.texas.gov and select “March Severe Weather.”

If you have damage to your home

The City’s Transportation crews are prioritizing removing brush and limbs that have fallen into roadways, and will only remove debris in City right-of-way. Limbs that are blocking roads or sidewalks can be reported by calling 512-688-0398. Any fallen trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is currently assisting affected residents with trees that are pose a significant safety threat.

Residents with damage to their home are asked to separate construction debris from tree limbs and branches, and stack them along the curb or as close to the curb as possible so equipment can reach them. Do not place construction debris in your garbage container, and do not place any debris or tree limbs in the roadway. The City is working to arrange specialized pickup for these items.

City updates

Regular garbage and recycling pickup remains on its normal schedule for all City of Round Rock customers at this time.

Due to damage sustained in the storm, the City of Round Rock’s Clay Madsen Recreation Center is closed until further notice.​

Multiple intersections remain without power to traffic signals. If you encounter an intersection without power, treat it as a four-way stop, and then proceed with caution.

The public shelter locations at Dell Diamond Heritage Center and Redbud Elementary School have been deactivated, and officials are now working directly with affected families to provide shelter. A total of four families utilized the public shelter locations on Monday evening.

No fatalities or major injuries have been reported.

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