9 p.m. Press Release

Updated numbers on Bryan tornado damage

The City of Bryan has worked with the Red Cross to assess the damage of the tornado that struck the Wheeler Ridge, Tiffany Park, and Miramont neighborhoods.

Here are updated numbers on the tornado damage in these neighborhoods:

153 homes damaged

5 “destroyed” — (total or complete collapse or entire roof gone)

53 sustained “major damage” — (meaning large portion of roof structure missing or damaged, or walls damaged significant, etc.)

72 sustained “minor damage” – (meaning minor roof damage, broken windows, some siding missing, etc.)

23 were “affected” – (meaning that damage is more cosmetic than anything)

These reports are for single-family residential homes only. They do not include flooded properties, vehicles, fences, trees, infrastructure, etc. They also do not include commercial or infrastructure costs.

The designations used are standard Red Cross designations for disaster scenes.

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Other updates:

— Central Baptist Church shelter has closed, and all evacuees have been placed into hotels.

— Bryan Police Department asks residents and visitors in Wheeler Ridge to not park on the street between 8 a.m. and Noon, Saturday, May 28, to allow for bulk debris and brush removal.

— The BTU feeder line has been energized, and BTU crews are slowly bringing power on-line in the Wheeler Ridge, Tiffany Park and Miramont neighborhoods. This process will continue throughout the overnight hours and into Saturday, May 28.

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Twin Oaks Landfill offers extended hours

Twin Oaks Landfill will be open extended hours to assist with storm cleanup efforts on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Landfill will be open until the last cleanup truck comes into the facility, anticipated to be around 4-5 p.m.

The Landfill will also be open on Memorial Day from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on the Landfill, contact:

Bryan Griesbach
Executive Director
Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, Inc.
(979) 764-3832
bgriesbach@bvswma.com