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City leaders reflect on storm, preparedness

by | Feb 25, 2021 | Latest

The monster winter storm that paralyzed much of North Texas – not to mention the rest of the state placed additional pressure not only on area resi­dents, but also on local police, fire and assorted municipal au­thorities last week.

Farmersville Police Chief Mike Sullivan, who serves as the city emergency response coordinator, said he is “abso­lutely” able to catch his breath now that the storm has passed. “We were busy,” he said, “but we just mainly were just here. We were fortunate that nothing broke loose.”

Sullivan said the police de­partment answered 119 calls from Feb. 11-21, which he said feels like a greater than normal number of emergency respons­es. “Some were accidents,” he said, “and some were agency assists; we would respond to fire department calls. I really don’t know for certain whether we were busier than usual. It just felt like it to me.”

The chief said he believes the city did exceptionally well re­sponding to the weather event. He noted that the city’s munici­pally owned electrical system worked well with the rolling blackouts, adding that the city was able to avoid prolonged pe­riods without electrical power. Sullivan said some of the areas outside the city were without power for as long as 72 hours.

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By John Kanelis • [email protected]

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