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Arkansas

January 17th, 1999. A house is destroyed by the tornado.
Sunday, January 17, 1999
Fifty-six tornadoes touched ground during a 24-hour period in Arkansas, a state record. Downtown Little Rock was directly hit from a Category EF3 tornado. When it was over, more than 1,300 homes were affected, hundreds were left homeless, and seven people were dead.
Common Hazards in this State: 

Events such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, severe winter weather, hazardous material spills, or acts of terrorism can be a threat to our lives, our homes, and our families. ADEM encourages citizens to be proactive against disaster. Develop a family emergency supply kit and communication plan before disaster strikes. The most important thing individuals can do is to "Be aware, Get prepared!"

State Information

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

Building #9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
(501) 683-6700
www.adem.arkansas.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Arkansas Citizen Corps
Building #9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
(501) 683-6700
www.adem.arkansas.gov