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City making progress on clean-up from Sunday’s weather event
June 10, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - On Sunday afternoon, a severe thunderstorm went through Mesquite. Although city crews are making progress by working extra hours and overtime to address the impacts of the storm, the city asks the Mesquite community to remain patient as the storm did affect the entire city.
The storm caused damage to residences, businesses and utilities. City crews continue with the clean-up efforts of downed trees and debris. In addition, there has been traffic signal malfunctions and minor damage to a few city facilities. Police and Fire Departments were responding to a variety of calls throughout the day on Sunday, from downed power lines to street obstructions. The city had 4 public works crews out all day on Sunday after the storm passed until 8:30 p.m. to get an immediate start in the debris clean-up efforts. The Streets Division and Solid waste Division had 3 large debris vehicles or “roto booms”, going through the community to pick up storm debris. Oncor is restoring power to all customers in Mesquite. They have reduced the number of customers without power from 21,887 on Sunday to 6,546 earlier today.
The City of Mesquite wants to thank the community for their support, encouragement and understanding as city employees continue to work together with neighbors to clean-up Mesquite. The city is grateful for the safety of the community and appreciates the collaborative spirit of unity that has been displayed by everyone pitching in.