ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The City of Abilene has decided not to extend a curfew established for storm-affected neighborhoods.
During a meeting Thursday, council members decided to not renew the curfew, which is in place from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for four different areas of town.
The curfew will expire at 6:30 a.m. Monday and was enacted during an emergency meeting Sunday, one day after the tornado touched down.
The areas, which are all just north of S. 7th Street besides one small area between Waldemar Street and Fairmont Street by Dyess AFB, are all neighborhoods that sustained heavy damage when a severe storm that possibly produced a tornado moved through Abilene early Saturday morning.
While the curfew is n place, police are able to stop citizens in these affected areas after-hours.
Police also increased their presence in the affected areas at all times of the day by creating a special squad that was assigned to these areas, and they also had patrol officers stationed in certain neighborhoods, as well as other officers roaming the streets.
The City of Abilene told KTAB and KRBC there have been no reports of theft or looting from storm-affected homes.