Winter Weather Advisory
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
Available Shelters in case of Power OutagesThe City of Trumann will have the Campbell Civic Center on Campbell Street available in the event of power outages in the Trumann area. Please bring sleeping bag, blanket and pillow. Do not forget to bring any medicines you may need. No pets are allowed. Go to the back door of the Senior Center.
The Fire Department in Tyronza will be available for citizens without power. Bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. Do not forget prescription meds. Small pets will be allowed in carrier.
First Baptist Church in Lepanto will have hot meals available for those without power. In case of a long term the Family Life Center will be available. People will need to bring a sleeping bag or blankets and pillow. No pets.
The Lepanto Fire Department will have a generator for a warm place to go. No meals will be available.
PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR SEVERE WEATHER
Severe weather can sometimes put us in the dark. You'll be safer and less inconvenienced if you have the following emergency supplies on hand:
flashlight with fresh batteries; radio with fresh batteries; candles and holders; blankets; matches; wind-up clock; firewood and kindling; manual can opener; charcoal grill with charcoal and lighter; paper plates and plastic utensils;non perishable food and can opener; and bottled water. From Craighead Electric
Weather UpdateRob Roedell with Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has issued the following statement on projected winter storms:
"Electric cooperatives across Arkansas are on alert. The 17 local electric cooperatives have been planning and preparing for the predicted winter storm for several days. Their efforts include securing assistance agreements with contractor line and right-of-way crews and mutual aide arrangements with electric cooperatives both within Arkansas and surrounding states. Several of the cooperatives are successfully utilizing social media and web-based communications to educate their members on these preparation efforts. In the event of outages, the cooperatives will use the same communications tools and mainstream media outlets to convey the latest information to their members. The cooperatives urge the public to be prepared for what could be a significant weather event and may result in outages lasting several days. The goal of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas is to ensure that any disruption of service is restored as quickly and safely as possible."
Caraway -- Dec. 7, parade starts 6 p.m. (lineup 5 p.m. city hall)
Lepanto -- Dec. 14
Manila -- Dec. 7, parade starts 6 p.m. (lineup 5:30 p.m. Lake and Davis)
Marked Tree -- Rescheduled Dec. 14, parade starts 5:30 p.m.
Osceola -- Dec. 7
Piggott -- Dec. 7, parade starts 10:30 a.m. (lineup 10 a.m. School)
Rector -- Dec. 5, starts at 6 p.m. (lineup 5 p.m. 3rd and Main)
Trumann -- Dec. 12, parade starts 6 p.m. (lineup 5:30 p.m. old Price Chopper)
Tyronza - Rescheduled Dec. 13, parade starts 6 p.m. (lineup 5:30 p.m. at the service road)
Parade information will be updated as available.
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