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