ADEM County Updates And Status

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK— The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) activated to Level I at 8 a.m. Sunday in response to rising water levels and expected flooding along the Arkansas River. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) anticipates that the SEOC will remain at Level I beginning at 8 a.m. each day for the duration of the expected flooding.
The following is a list of current conditions in affected counties as of 6:00 p.m. May 26, 2019:

Conway County – The County has verbally declared. Residents of homes in low lying areas have been encouraged to evacuate.

Crawford County – The County has verbally declared. Evacuation is currently in progress. Sheriff’s Office is notifying residents in the area to evacuate low lying areas including several RV parks in the area. Livestock have been evacuated from the impacted areas. The Field of Dreams Sports Complex has moved all of their equipment in anticipation of the flooding.

Desha County – The County has verbally declared.

Faulkner County – The County has verbally declared. One shelter is open at this time. It is located at 10 Lower Ridge Road, Conway 72032. Pets will be housed in a separate facility close to the shelter. Residents in low lying areas are being encouraged to evacuate.

Franklin County – The County has verbally declared. An evacuation zone was established by local officials and persons within that zone have been evacuated. A number of roads have been closed due to flooding.

Jefferson County – The County has verbally declared. Pine Bluff Regional Park, Tar Camp Park, Island Harbor Marina and Rising Star public use area have been evacuated. Others living in low lying areas have been advised to evacuate.

Johnson County – The County has submitted a Written Declaration.

Logan County – The County has verbally declared. The county is encouraging voluntary evacuations in areas where flooded roads might cut off travel to and from residences.

Perry County – The County has submitted a written declaration. The Toad Suck Park area has been evacuated. Officials are going to residents houses in the area and advising them to evacuate. No mandatory evacuations have been made.

Pope County – The County has verbally declared. Visitors to RV parks in low lying areas are being encouraged to leave.

Sebastian County – The County has verbally declared. The Red Cross has opened one shelter at Evangel Temple. The shelter is located at 1110 South 12th Street, Ft. Smith 72903.

Yell County – The County has verbally declared.

Local verbal disaster declarations are an administrative tool that allows the jurisdiction to request disaster resources and assistance from other jurisdictions, including the State of Arkansas. Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a State of Emergency in Arkansas ahead of the anticipated flooding as an additional tool to provide disaster resources.

Citizens affected by this flood event should take all safety precautions and follow the advice of local officials. If property damage occurs, and if it is safe to do so, take pictures of the damage. Citizens can contact their local Office of Emergency Management to determine what preparedness measures they should take.

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