Update: Tuesday, June 13 at 6:40 a.m.
According to the most recent information from the Xcel Energy Power Outage Map, 169 customers in Amarillo remained without power going into Tuesday after evacuations and a power shut-down due to flood conditions last week.
In a Monday afternoon conference, local officials and representatives from Xcel Energy said that residents in the Oak Ridge Apartment area were without power. Xcel Energy was continuing efforts to ensure safe conditions to return power to the area.
Update: at 5:55 Sunday, June 11
Officials with Xcel Energy said along with City of Amarillo code inspectors, have identified more locations within the flooded area near Lawrence Lake that could safely be restored to electric service.
According to an Xcel Energy official, as of 5:40 p.m. on June 11, 169 customers are still without power. Xcel detailed that residents living in the area of the Oakridge Apartments remain without power due to standing water being a concern.
Update: Friday, June 9
As hundreds were evacuated from the flooded Paramount area of Amarillo on Thursday and relocated to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex, Xcel Energy announced that power was to be shut off in the neighborhood around Western and Georgia Streets.
On Friday morning by around 7:30 a.m., that area was still reported to be without power according to the Xcel Energy Outage Map, impacting around 1,068 customers.
Further, the Amarillo Police Department announced that from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., headquartered at the Home Depot on South Georgia, emergency personnel would assist residents into the disaster-restricted area “to retrieve pets, people, and medications only and only as resources allow.”
Police said that those qualifying will be able to access the retrieval station at the Home Depot at 2410 South Georgia, where a tent will be set up in the parking lot near the storage sheds.
Update: 3:55 p.m.
Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released updated road closures in the Western Plaza/Paramount area as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Click here for the latest information.
Update: 6 a.m.
According to local officials, 21 people and 12 animals had been taken to shelter by 6 a.m. on Thursday. The Red Cross was also set up at Austin Middle School, located at 1808 Wimberly Road.
Officials continued to advise that community members avoid the area impacted by flooding conditions, including around Lawrence Lake, as emergency personnel continue to respond to the situation.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The heavy rain downfall, along with flooding, has prompted major evacuations in the area of South Georgia Street early Thursday morning, according to officials with the Amarillo Fire Department.
Officials detailed that on Thursday morning the area of 2727 S. Virginia was being evacuated due to flooding as local and state resources were on the scene to assist with the rescue process.
MyHighPlains.com staff on the scene noted that Market Street has opened its doors in order to assist evacuees with shelter and restroom accommodations. In addition, staff noted that, along with the Amarillo Police Department and AFD, the National Guard and Red Cross were also there to assist in the efforts.
Four people, according to officials, were taken to the hospital for “non-critical chronic conditions.”
Staff further detailed that a school bus arrived on the scene to load up evacuees, however, details on the destination have not been released at this time.
This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.
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