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After the storm: A look at the fallout and cleanup efforts in Temple

After a devastating tornado hit the city of Temple on May 22, residents and natural disaster crews have begun cleanup efforts throughout the city for both homes and businesses.

Residents of Temple have swung into full action to begin the cleanup process after a tornado hit the city on March 22.

Whether its fallen trees, busted roofs or destroyed buildings, the city and disaster crews have come together to deal with the damage left behind by the storm.

Temple announced a disaster declaration on March 23. According to Oncor, more than 150,000 people were without power in Bell County the night of the tornado.

This past Saturday Temple mayor, Tim Davis, extended the disaster declaration during a special council meeting.

The city has created a Temple Recovery Taskforce to connect residents impacted by the storm to vital resources. People can request assistance by calling the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 512-201-4814. More information can be found here.

This is a complete list of city authorized trash/debris drop off areas. (No brush).

  • Bird Creek - 4819 Arrowhead
  • Central - 300 S 27th St
  • Crestview - 1503 E Ave J
  • Ferguson Park District - 1400 E Ave
  • Garden - 2005 N 7th St
  • Jackson Park District - 925 N 4th St
  • Las Cruces (Silo) - 1410 S 4th St
  • NW Hills - 813 Brandywine Dr

Residents can also find out when clean up crews will be in their area by checking this city map.