Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2015

Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

“Several cities in Dallas County have sustained damage tonight and damage is widespread throughout North Texas. Please stay home. Let our first responders do their jobs without interference. Flash flooding, downed power lines and other hazards will be present tonight. If you don’t have to be out, please help us by staying home. There are currently approximately 38,000 people in Dallas County without power down from 53,000 a few minutes ago and Oncor crews are working hard to restore the power as soon as possible to affected areas.”

Media Contact:
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Clay.Jenkins@dallascounty.org
214-653-7949

Texas Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance

Release date:  December 14, 2015
Release Number: DR-4245-TX-NR010

 

AUSTIN, Texas – When disasters such as the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding strike, farmers and ranchers may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and should apply today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including:

  • Grants to pay for temporary housing and minor home repairs,
  • Grants to replace personal property, including clothing,
  • Grants to pay for serious immediate needs not covered by insurance.

Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. TTY users should call 800-462-7585. The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, please visit: www.fema.gov.

City of Dallas Approves Downtown Lane Closures on Monday, November 2 for Film Production

Tomorrow, November 2, (9:30am – 4:00pm) there will be a film production operating in Dealey Plaza.  The production is a film by Rob Reiner called “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson.  The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area:  Elm Street at Market Street, Main Street at Market Street, and Houston at Elm Street.  Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.  Click here for a map of the impacted streets.

For tomorrow, ALL employees and elected officials will be required to carry their county badges.  County facilities that will be impacted by the above mentioned lane closures, include:

Administration Building
−    Employees and the public will have vehicular access to the parking lot from Houston Street.
−    There will be “blank” ammunition fired in the Dealey Plaza area.  DPD will be onsite to monitor this work.

Records Building
−    The road closure on Elm Street will begin at Market Street.  At Market Street, one lane on Elm Street will be kept open to allow employees and the public access to the parking garage.  Record Street will remain open.  Past Record Street, all lanes will be blocked on Elm Street.
−    Main Street will be closed at Market Street and past Dealey Plaza.
−    Commerce Street will not be impacted.

The film production was scheduled to shoot on Sunday but work was cancelled due to inclement weather, hence, the late notice of the Monday road closures from the City of Dallas.  Click here for the notice.

Update: Downtown Lane Closures on October 13 & 14 for Film Production

Tomorrow, October 13, & 14, 2015  (9:00am – 4:00pm) there will be a film production operating on Jackson Street (behind George Allen Sr. Courthouse).   The production is a television series by TVM Productions, called “Queen of the South.”  The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Jackson Street (500-800 block), Wood (500-800 block), Record (200-300 block) and Market (200-300 block) will all be impacted.  Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.

County staff is coordinating with the Dallas Police Department (DPD), Dallas Film Office, and DART.  The county facility that will be directly impacted by the above mentioned lane closures is the George Allen Sr. Courthouse. During these two days of filming, all employees and elected officials will be required to carry their county badges.

TVM Productions sent out a notification letter to all businesses that will be impacted (please see the attached information).  Also, fliers, signage and local news agencies will be utilized as communication tools.   Click here for more info