Operations Center Activated To Level I

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The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is activated to Level I (Full Activation) as of 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon in response to rising water levels and anticipated flooding along the Arkansas River.

The Arkansas SEOC Activation Levels are as follows:

  • Level III: Normal Operations
  • Level II: Increased Preparedness
  • Level I: Full Activation

The following is a list of current conditions in affected counties as of 6:00 p.m. May 25, 2019:

Conway County – The County has verbally declared.

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 is moving 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.

Franklin County – The County has verbally declared.

Jefferson County – The County has verbally declared. The evacuation of Pine Bluff Regional RV Park is currently complete.

Johnson County – The County has submitted a Written Declaration. Three homes have been damaged.

Logan County – The County has verbally declared.

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.

Sebastian County – The County has verbally declared.

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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