If you were affected by the April 3 tornadoes, dial 2-1-1 any time to reach United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service and learn how you can apply for assistance from the United Way Tornado Recovery Fund and other sources of assistance.

Severe Weather Season is Here! Preparation is Our Best Defense! Severe weather season can bring frightening storms, incredible damage and change lives in the blink of an eye. The best way to meet violent Texas weather is to be prepared. KnoWhat2Do has a number of steps you can take to help each member of the family know what to do when storms are coming.

Click here to learn more and get prepared

This site communicates efforts relative to tornado recovery operations in Arlington.


Contact Mission Arlington at 817-277-6620 to volunteer. Please do not show up in the affected neighborhoods. Parking capacity is very limited and homeowners need roads clear so that insurance companies and approved contractors can gain access.


Mission Arlington is asking for contributions of:

  • Non-perishable foods (canned, boxed or bagged goods)
  • Toiletries (bathroom tissue, diapers, personal hygiene items, etc.).

Items may be dropped off at Mission Arlington at 210 W South Street between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Please mark your contribution with a note indicating that the donation is designated for tornado victims.

Individuals wanting to make monetary contributions should contact the charity of their choice such as the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.


Arlington launched an online lost and found tool for pets on April 4, one day after storms and a tornado ripped through the city, to make it easier to reunite lost animals with their families. Citizens can also view pictures of lost and found pets and get information like the location where the pet was found, a physical description of the animal, and breed.

If you have found a pet, you can post it online or you may bring the animal to Arlington Animal Services to be scanned for a microchip. If you are unable to locate the owner and are not in a position to keep the animal, residents are encouraged to bring the animal to the shelter in person. If you have questions, you can call 817-459-5898 for more information.

Online Lost & Found web page.

View stray Animals in shelter.

View adoptable Animals in shelter.

Items that have been lost or found are being collected at one of the following branch locations during regular library hours, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Lake Arlington (4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd, 817-478-3762)
  • Southwest (3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, 817-459-6386)
  • Woodland West (2837 W. Park Row, 817-277-5265)

For items of value, please call 9-1-1 and an officer will be dispatched to collect the item.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas residents and business owners affected by the tornadoes, hail and severe weather on April 3, 2012, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Rick Perry on April 13. Learn more

Texas Dept. of Insurance Hail & Tornadoes Resource Page

Repair of Tornado Damaged Structures FAQs 04-23-12


Free Trees for Tornado Recovery application

The Arlington Housing Rehabilitation Program can assist eligible homeowners with emergency home repairs that are detrimental to or a threat to life, health or safety.

Examples of emergency repairs include: heating and air conditioning systems, roof, plumbing and or electrical repairs. For more information, call 817-276-6707 or visit our website at Housing Rehabilitation Program.

The Apartment Association of Tarrant County has a list of Membership Companies that provides resources for finding apartments for residents displaced by the storm. This list is available at http://www.aatcnet.org/locateNow.html

05/16/12 Tornado Photo Project Helping Families Retrieve Lost Memories
05/11/12 Free Trees Available to Neighborhoods Affected by Tornadoes
05/10/12 City Provides Extra Assistance to Residents Affected by April Tornadoes
05/04/12 After the Storm: Homeowners Repairing and Rebuilding
04/30/12 SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Forney, Kennedale and Lancaster to Close
04/24/12 United Way Tornado Recovery Fund Now Available
04/17/12 Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to TX residents & businesses affected by tornadoes, hail & severe weather on 04/03/12
04/13/12 Disaster Recovery Consumer Protection Forum
04/09/12 The Tornado Recovery Center will close at 5 p.m. Monday, April 9
04/06/12 City Teams Respond Quickly, Efficiently To Tornado Aftermath
04/06/12 Volunteer Efforts Ongoing
04/05/12 Have Questions? The Tornado Recovery Center is Here to Help
04/05/12 City of Arlington Tornado Recovery Update
04/05/12 Tornado Recovery Website Established
04/04/12 Tornado Recovery Center Open
04/04/12 Information on Missing Pets
04/04/12 Accessing Tornado Damaged Areas
04/04/12 Press Conference Today at 11 a.m.
04/04/12 Storm Damage Affected 400 Homes in Arlington 
04/03/12 Developing: Tornado Damage and Assessment

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