Multiple tornadoes were confirmed and reported across Central Texas last night, March 21. Governor Abbott said “it may be a miracle” that no lives were lost during this historic weather event.
The National Weather Service is now on the ground with several teams to assess damage in different areas around Austin. Four teams starting in Round Rock, Jarrell, Granger, and Seguin will then branch out to surrounding areas to get a full scope of damage the tornadoes causes.
Hutto, Taylor, Elgin, and Caldwell County will also be assessed for damage.
While the NWS is assessing nearby areas, here’s how to report property damage in your neighborhood:
Texans can report damage from tornadoes to their homes or businesses by using the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT). The information provided in the survey helps emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that have occurred and helps officials determine if the damages meet federal requirements for various forms of disaster assistance left from tornadoes and severe weather, as well as identify any immediate resource needs.
“By providing details through the iSTAT damage survey, Texans can notify emergency management officials about the extent of damage sustained during this severe weather event,” said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. “Texans are encouraged to assist the damage assessment process by uploading photos and including important details about any losses.”