SAN ANGELO, TX – One of the primary functions of local government, city government, is to keep citizens safe.
That's why we pay taxes.
The City of San Angelo failed that primary function Saturday morning when severe storms damaged parts of the city without warning .
The San Angelo Fire Department and Emergency Management is tasked with warning the public when severe weather is imminent.
The current system failed San Angeloans Saturday morning.
Citizens have been informed by the San Angelo Fire Department that the new NIXLE system would warn them of weather danger.
That did not happen Saturday morning and the same system has failed in the past.
There is a petition on social media demanding the city and county reinstall the warning siren system that used to exist.
Here is the latest from the city about debris clean up:
City crews are working through the hardest hit areas of town to clear tree limbs and other large debris from the roadway to allow safe passage of vehicles.
Any tree limbs and small debris that homeowners may have from the storm can be placed in accordance with the bulk pick-up guidelines located on our website at cosatx.us/SolidWaste. The city and Republic Services will work to collect this debris during the normal bulk collections schedule. We ask that citizens please cut tree limbs in 4-ft. lengths and bundle them if possible.
The citizen’s free dumping program at the landfill (3002 Old Ballinger Highway) can be used for construction debris (roofs, etc.) that exceeds the bulk collections limits. To utilize this program, please have your most recent municipal services statement (aka the water bill) and a valid ID with a name and address that matches the name and service address on the statement. For more information on the landfill please visit cosatx.us/Landfill.