City of San Antonio update on storm cleanup efforts

City crews continue to help residents recover from the severe storm June 6, which felled trees, downed power lines and left thousands without power. Here is the latest from a City of San Antonio news release:

CPS Outages Electricity:  As of 11 a.m. June 8, there are 1,800 customers still without power. CPS Energy has worked 634 wire down orders with 40 still pending completion. This is the hardest part of the restoration process because these are the more difficult customers to restore. CPS will continue to work non-stop until all customers have their power restored.

Debris Clearance and Traffic Signals: A total of 21 crews are on the ground clearing debris and fixing street lights. Of the 172 traffic signal outages only 4 remain to be fixed because of power outages. A total of 357 fallen trees have been cut and stacked and will picked up through the weekend. More than 3,100 cubic yards of material have been transported to the brush center to be turned into mulch. Solid Waste anticipates debris and brush pickup will be completed by June 21.

The Bitters Brush Recycling Center (1800 Wurzbach Pkwy., 78216) and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center (8963 Nelson Rd., 78252) will be open for San Antonio residents to dispose of storm-related tree debris for free.

Special Out-Of-Cycle Garbage Pickup: Residents located in the areas impacted by the storm and in need of garbage collection for spoiled food can call 311.

Property Damage Assessment: The Development Services Department will continue to assess homes damaged in response to 311 calls. An initial assessment review has revealed a total of 160 properties with minimal property damage (fences, roofs, and trees uprooted or with broken limbs).

City Cooling Sites: Daytime: The City has opened cooling sites at City’s Libraries, Senior Centers, and Parks Community Centers to offer a cool place for our residents to stay until their power is restored. The cooling centers will remain open through Sunday.  Locations for these cooling centers can be found at or by calling 311.

Overnight Cooling Center: In order to provide residents with an opportunity to stay in an air-conditioned facility June 8, the City’s Emergency Operation Center has collaborated with the Red Cross to open an overnight cooling center. The facility is the Alamo Convocation Center located at 110 Tuleta, at Stadium Drive San Antonio, TX 78207. The Red Cross will manage the facility tonight and tomorrow as needed.

VIA will provide free rides to residents needing transportation to the cooling centers. Information about this free transportation option can be found at or by calling 210-362-2020.