Category Archives: Tornado Recovery

Tornado Photo Project Helping Families Retrieve Lost Memories

Shortly after tornadoes ripped through southwest Arlington, 18-year-old Kate Atwood was roaming her damaged neighborhood wanting to do something, anything, to help homeowners as they moved zombie-like through the devastation that was once their property. “I’m a stroke survivor, so I can’t use my right side very well,” said Atwood.…

Free Trees Available to Neighborhoods Affected by Tornadoes

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and Parks and Recreation Department are helping to reforest neighborhoods impacted by last month’s tornadoes by providing free trees to residents through the city’s Let’s Enhance Arlington’s Forest (L. E. A. F.) program.  The foundation awarded a $40,000 grant which will provide 1,000 trees at no cost to affected…

Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims

Some legendary local talent will take the stage at the Levitt Pavilion Saturday night for a benefit concert to raise funds for Arlington’s tornado victims. The event will kick off with music by the Salvation Army Band, followed by a performance from  Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, a TCU grad and…

Disaster Recovery Consumer Protection Forum

A special disaster recovery consumer protection forum will be held on Monday, April 16 from 7 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. at the Fire Training Center, 5501 Ron McAndrew Drive. The SmartPower Workshop on Protecting Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud & Scams is free and open to the public.  This “how to” interactive forum…

The Tornado Recovery Center Closes Monday

Beginning today at 5 p. m., the City of Arlington will transition to normal daily operations as it closes the Tornado Recovery Center. Tornado recovery operations will continue. The City of Arlington will continue to coordinate non-emergency tornado recovery assistance through the City’s Action Center at 817-459-6777. Special hours for the…