City of Austin website launched to help navigate winter storm repairs

The city of Austin announced the launch of a website to assist local residents and business owners whose homes were damaged by the recent winter storm.

Visitors to austintexas.gov/atxrepairs can find information on plumbers, electricians, and other contractors. Code compliance and service requests; the Austin city emergency approval process; Financial aid from the homeowner; as well as federal and local aid programs.

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The City of Austin works with several government agencies and community groups to maintain the list of critical resources for Austin residents and business owners. Officials say city officials will update the website as new information and resources become available.

“Our top priority continues to be helping our community recover from the devastating effects of Winter Storm Uri,” said Spencer Cronk, city manager for Austin, in a press release. “Starting austintexas.gov/atxrepairs is one of many tools implemented to help Austinites rebuild after last week’s storm. We believe that having this information in one easily accessible location will help our community to repair your property quickly and safely. “

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