Arlington officials have designated a "Tornado Recovery Center" for residents at the Fire Training Center, 5501 Ron McAndrew Drive, near West Green Oaks Boulevard and West Arkansas Lane.
City staff members will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help citizens, Fire Chief Don Crowson said at a Wednesday news conference.
The city also plans to launch a web page "with information to quickly put the neighborhoods back in order," Crowson said.
Jim Parajon, Arlington's community development director, said that residents will be required to obtain a permit for repairs to buildings, but that fees won't be charged.
The city can do same-day, one-hour permitting in some cases, he said.
Parajon urged residents to deal only with licensed electricians and not to pay deposits for contracting work. He said limbs and tree debris should be moved to the curb for pickup and said large bins would be available for construction debris.
Crowson said those who want to help or donate should contact the Red Cross, Salvation Army or Mission Arlington. He said those who want to donate supplies or volunteers should contact the city through the website, once it's set up, or by calling the Action Center at 817-459-6777.
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