Our City felt the impacts of a tornado that touched down in multiple areas through Grapevine earlier today. Homes and businesses were affected and we understand five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. On Tuesday, December 13, I signed a Disaster Declaration as a first step should the severity of the storm reach a level that qualifies our community for Federal funding.
Emergency crews worked
quickly to rescue anyone that was injured and get victims to shelter. Since that time, our city crews have been working non-stop to clear debris, assess roadway safety, redirect traffic, and respond to those in need. We are still assessing the damage and the National Weather Service will arrive tomorrow to survey the damage that took place in Grapevine today.
While we have businesses that are temporarily closed, most of our businesses remain open. Additionally, Historic Downtown Main Street which represents our Christmas Capital was unharmed and activities will go on as scheduled.
Our citizens are encouraged to visit GVStormUpdates.com
for the most current updates regarding shelter space for those who are temporarily without power, road closures, areas to avoid, etc. Residents and business owners will also find a link for those who have damage from these storms that they need to report.
Our community has come together swiftly and we will continue to work through this together! We truly appreciate all of the support we have received from neighboring cities and their community members offering to help. I am thankful for our citizens, and our city employees, and I want to encourage all Grapevine citizens to continue to check on your neighbors during our restoration process.