Storm damage update Jan 4

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

The Directorate of Public Works continues the removal of downed trees across the USAG-Stuttgart community with roadways and housing areas being its top priority. The cleaning up of debris in streets and parking areas continues as well.

The top of this tree was completely snapped off. Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

Military police are conducting hourly checks of all installations to ensure safety and security measures are in place and being maintained. Assessments and repairs of any damaged facilities and roadways are on-going. Although the removal of debris and downed trees is still ongoing at the golf course, it is open for operation.

Broken trees scattered along the fenceline. Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

The garrison commander encourages community members to continue to watch for fallen trees and for tree branches that may cause a safety or a security issue. If you wish to report damage to personal property, please contact the Judge Advocate General’s Claim Office at DSN 421-4597 or CIV: 07031-15-3742.

 

Fallen trees impacted the housing areas. Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

 

Strong winds cause dozens of trees to fall throughout USAG Stuttgart

Strong winds (storm front “Burglind”) hit U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart for the better part of Jan. 3, taking down dozens of trees on all the military installations within the greater Stuttgart area.

Downed trees hit a number of privately owned vehicles and smaller fences as well as causing hazardous driving conditions as roads became littered with tree branches and flying debris.

Workers remove a fallen tree in a residential area. Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

No injuries or serious structural damage was reported, although some housing units were given a little camouflage by fallen and flying tree branches.

The Stuttgart Golf Course was closed as a precautionary measure and its reopening will be weather dependent. Please call the golf course at civ. 0714-1879151 to acquire information on its operational hours.

 

The priority for the Directorate of Public Works personnel will be to remove all downed trees and then to clear all roads of debris. That task will be ongoing for a couple of days, so watch out for the cleaning crews as you maneuver around the installations.

Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

The garrison commander encourages community members to continue to watch for fallen trees and branches that may cause a safety or a security issue, especially if strong winds continue.

As mentioned earlier, if you wish to report damage to personal property, please contact the Judge Advocate General’s Claim Office at DSN 421-4597 or civ. 07031-15-3742.

Community members should report storm damage requiring immediate attention. This fallen tree is on Husky Field, Patch Barracks. Photo by Jacquelyn Drivas

Garrison responds to debris and damage from today’s storm
Jan. 3

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Directorate of Public Works personnel are assisting the base maintenance contractor (Centerra) in the removal of fallen trees and with structural repairs caused by strong winds during today’s storm.

Photo by USAG Stuttgart DES

Installation officials said that those who suffered damage to their personal property from the storm and wish to file a claim should contact the 21st Theater Sustainment Command Judge Advocate General’s Claim Office in Bldg. 3312, Kelley Barracks. Call DSN:  421-4597 or e-mail usarmy.stuttgart.21-tsc.mbx.slcla@mail.mil.

Trees down at the garrison golf course.

Community members who notice storm damage that is not being addressed and is a safety hazard to the public should call the garrison Installation Operations Center at DSN 431-3742 or commercial 07031-15-3742.

Please use caution in your daily travels and watch for fallen trees, branches, closed roads and other safety hazards.