Jacob Bell of the Hillcrest Forest neighborhood found this photo in his backyard after the tornado. The caption reads, “Xmas 1986.”
In other post-tornado news:
- The Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs will host a panel at San Juan Diego Church (10919 Royal Haven Lane) Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8-9 p.m. in order to prevent residents from being targeted by predators. The panel will include representatives from Oncor, Dallas Police Financial Crimes Unit, Mexican Consulate, Texas Department of Insurance, Council Member Omar Narvaez, Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates, Catholic Charities Disaster Preparedness.
- City Council member Gates shared this map, showing where clean-up crews will be working. The area outlined in red is the “impact” area where crews will be cleaning. Streets highlighted in green have been visited by crews. Sanitation crews plan to revisit streets consistently until all debris has been collected.
- Gates says the City plans to submit a formal resolution to request homes impacted by the storm be reappraised before tax season. More details of this process and the financial impact of the storm will be discussed next week during the Government Performance and Financial Management meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Council Briefing Chambers, City Hall 6ES. The public is welcome to attend or you may watch on the dallascityhall.com website at Watch City Meeting Online.
- A local resident, Brant Landry, is working on forming a group of residents to bulk buy trees to replace trees that were lost in the tornado. Please see his note below. If you are interested, please email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 972-839-1529.
- For volunteer opportunities please visit voly.org. For donations, please visit the City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund website.
- The American Red Cross is extending their emergency/financial assistance program through Friday, Nov. 1. Caseworkers will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9509 Midway Rd (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). This program is for households whose residents sustained major damage or were destroyed by the tornado. Qualified households will be eligible for $450 to support emergency needs.
- Phillip Potter, principal of Walnut Hill Elementary School announced this fundraising opportunity: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-walnut-hill-elementary-after-the-tornado
- The Jesuit community has been helping by offering fields and equipment to neighboring schools; participating in clean-up efforts; hosting a book drive for the Walnut Hill Elementary School; working with our United to Learn campuses on creating an upcoming supply drive; and working to provide housing for Jesuit families reporting total loss and unlivable conditions. For more information about how to help, contact Kaylee Janes, Disaster Preparedness Manager at Catholic Charities: email@example.com.
- Find out the latest about businesses recovering at Preston Royal Village, by reading this article in the Dallas Morning News.
- WFAA created a “look back” video that is moving.