After sustaining significant damage in Monday’s early morning storm, the Stephenville Police Department and Fire Station No. 1 have relocated a portion of its services to other locations, but Police Chief Jason King is assuring the public that emergency services remain in full swing.

“This is a definite inconvenience,” King said Tuesday. “But our residents should know that it hasn’t affected either departments’ ability to respond to emergency services.”

The Stephenville Police Department and Fire Station No. 1 sustained damage to its roofs and significant water damage.

“We are still assessing the damage and have had adjusters and engineers in to determine what steps need to be taken,” King said. “The police department’s patrol division is still functioning out of the headquarters, but emergency services has been moved to the sheriff’s office. Personnel and equipment from Fire Station 1 has been moved to Fire Station 2.”

Residents who need to speak to an officer about a non-emergency situation should avoid going to the police department and call the non-emergency number at 254-918-1200.

“We will send an officer to speak with them until we get things settled,” King said.

DAMAGE ACROSS TOWN

The storm that rumbled through North Texas Sunday night and into Monday morning left some local residents without power, downed tree limbs and scattered a trail of debris across yards, streets and parking lots.

“There are trees down all over the city,” assistant police chief Jason Halsey told the E-T on Monday. Some local businesses also sustained damage. A power pole fell on State Farm agent David Kincannon’s office on Harbin Street.

Stephenville resident Jenee Beggs was at work at Classic Oil Field about 1:45 a.m. Monday when she says she heard the transformer hit the roof and the pole snap.

The storm also spawned an EF3 tornado in Dallas that caused structural damage and knocked out power to thousands of residents in the Metroplex.