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Information For Sunday's Tornado Victims

If you were affected by the Sunday's tornadoes, here is information to help.
Feb 21, 2017 – 1:00 PM EST

The National Weather Service (NWS) had confirmed there were four tornadoes that touched down in the San Antonio area during Sunday night's storms. Two of the four tornadoes were reported by the NWS as EF-1 and the other two were EF-0.

One EF-1 tornado hit the Quarry/ Alamo Heights area and had a 4 1/2 mile span path of destruction and the other EF-1 tornado touched down near Putting Green area on the Northeast side with a quarter of a mile path of destruction. With EF-1 tornadoes, winds are typically clocked at 110 miles per hour causing great amount of damage such as uprooted trees to major damage to homes.

Residents who are affected in the areas of damage are urged to contact the City of San Antonio Service Center by calling 3-1-1 for non-emergency requests such as tree and debris removal, downed power lines, emergency shelter locations and other weather related requests.

The Mayor of San Antonio, Ivy Taylor stated that she declared a state of disaster on Monday afternoon after assessing the damage firsthand. Mayor Ivy Taylor spoke on Tuesday (Feb 21) how the city is moving forward by helping out the victims and discussed the city submitted state assistance from the office of Governor Greg Abbot.

The Mayor, Ivy Taylor discusses with CPS Energy plans for restoration in the affected areas.

The Dana Cortez Show explains what it was like to survive a tornado.

If you're affected by Sunday's storm and still need information about shelter see the post from the Red Cross below.

Volunteers that would like to help out with clean-up can call the Office of Emergency Management at 210-206-9580.

If your home or business still does not have any power, you can check the CPS Energy Outage Map for realtime updates.

We reached out to Red Cross and they are accepting donations only. Those who are interested in helping can donate online or drop off a monetary donation at 3642 E. Houston Street - 78219.

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