HCFD - 6/16/19 Storm Damage
Oncor Electric is still in the process of clearing downed powerlines throughout the city. Several streets remain closed due to these downed power lines. Always assume a power line is active. Do not touch it.
We are surveying the city to determined where houses have been damaged by falling trees and wind. If you have a downed tree on your property or, specifically, on your house, the homeowner/property owner is responsible for the removal of the trees. Often, homeowners insurance will cover storm damage such as what we saw last night. For homeowners, especially those with trees on their structures, call your insurance company to check on coverage, then contact a tree service. We will be posting names of tree service companies that the city commonly uses. The city is exploring other options for home/property owners who cannot pay for tree services. Hopefully, we will be able to let you know more information today.
If you have a large trees on your home or that are threatening to fall on your home, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CUT THE TREES DOWN UNLESS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CUTTING TREES. Please reach out for assistance.
If you have large trees on your home or that are threatening to fall on your home, do not attempt to cut the trees down unless you have experience in cutting trees. Please reach out for assistance.