EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS                                       

Emergencies and natural disasters can be a part of life: tornados, fires, and flooding are among the many. Although these risks cannot be eliminated, the degree to which we are affected by them relates to how well we have prepared for them.

A good home emergency plan lends itself to protect you and your family against all disasters. Take the time now to research your options, prepare a plan, stock up on emergency supplies, get trained, and be ready.

During an emergency, Pope County's primary duty is to ensure public safety and restore services as soon as possible. In any natural disaster, Pope County resources are directed toward evacuating residents as necessary, coordinating with police, fire, and medical emergencies, maintaining utility services, traffic control, and clearing streets of water or debris.

After the emergency is over, our focus will turn to recovery and restoring services back to normal operation.

Although no one can predict when the next emergency will occur or what it will be, Pope County strives to be a community that educates it’s citizens to become well-prepared for any unexpected event.

                                                                     

  

Emergency Planning Resources:                          Disaster Assistance Information:
                                                                                                  
READY.GOV                                                                              AR Dept. of Emerg. Mgmt.

www.adem.arkansas.gov/                                                    Fed. Emerg. Mgmt. Agency

www.fema.gov                                                                      www.arkansas.gov

www.arkansas.gov                                                               www.disasterassistance.gov

USA.GOV                                                                             www.redcross.org

www.training.fema.gov

www.redcross.org

 

Severe Weather Information:                                       Other Useful Links:

www.noaa.gov                                                                    Road Conditions: www.arkansashighways.com

www.weather.gov                                                              School Closings: www.arkansasmatters.com

www.wunderground.com                                                  Sex Offender Registry: www.acic.org

 

REMEMBER: During severe weather emergencies, always tune in to your local television and radio stations for current information regarding your area.