Monday, August 21, 2017

Getting Prepared for Spring Storms

Southlake made it through last night’s storm in pretty good shape, but with severe weather season now in full swing, there are a few things that you can do to be prepared.

Southlake Connect, part of the City’s alert system, is one more way to stay informed about upcoming severe weather. Citizens that signed up for Southlake Connect received an alert about the approaching storms and tornado watch.

Here’s all you need to do to make the Southlake Connection! It’s quick and easy to register. You simply go to this link create a login and a password. Next you’ll complete your profile by entering your personal information, including first name, last name and registration email. You will then select how you want to receive alerts. The options include: text messages, email, mobile phones, and landlines. That’s all there is to it.

If you have any questions, please contact our Marketing and Communications office by calling (817) 748-8611.

Storm Damage

Other numbers to keep in mind after a storm include the City’s Public Works Operations number for downed trees in the roadways, and the number for Republic Services for limbs on private property. For downed trees in the roadway, call the City (817) 748-8079

Several residents have asked who they should call if they have downed trees on private property. The City would like to remind homeowners that Republic Services provides curbside collection of bulky waste during the regular residential collection at a rate of up to two (2) cubic yards per resident per collection. Bundled brush in lengths of no more than four feet and no more than 50 pounds in weight can be picked up during the regular residential collection without additional charges. The call center can be reached at Republic Services Customer Service Call Center (817) 317-2424

If you have more than 12 cubic yards of brush there are special requirements, please visit our FAQ section for more information.

For more information about the City’s trash and recycling programs, please visit https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/TrashandRecycling.

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