Thursday, August 22, 2019

Weather Update: Carroll ISD Given "All Clear"

Tornadoes, hail and severe thunderstorms rolled across North Texas this afternoon. Due to the weather threat, Carroll ISD enacted it’s emergency response plan.

Throughout the afternoon, district administrators monitored weather radios and communicated with Southlake Department of Public Safety officials. Due to reports of tornadoes spotted on the ground in parts of North Texas, CISD announced a full-district shelter-in-place (duck and cover) alert at 1:30 p.m. The entire district remained under that alert for approximately one hour, until Southlake DPS then gave district officials the all-clear to return to normal operations. Pre-K bus transportation was delayed while staff waited out the storm, parents can expect some after school transportation delays due to the weather conditions in the area.

CISD utilized emergency radios, weather apps, Southlake DPS, website postings, Facebook/Twitter and email to communicate our procedures to the extent possible.

The most important thing is that Carroll ISD students are safe and district staff played a key role in keeping things calm and under control. A special kudos to our campus principals, facility directors and our transportation department for taking care of students and keeping in contact with central office. We learned very quickly that even our students out on field trips were safely in shelter at various locations across North Texas.
The district canceled all after school and evening athletic activities with the exception of the soccer playoff games. Conditions are still being monitored before a final decision is made for soccer. The UIL District Academic competition is currently being held tonight at Carroll Senior High School and was delayed one hour due to the weather.

Several communities have suffered severe damage and some injuries are reported outside of Southlake as the result of today’s weather conditions. Please keep those affected by the storms in your thoughts.