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LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

Weather links to hold onto with the possibility of severe weather headed our way: 

 

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The weather has started to get a little more interesting. It usually does as we head toward spring. THV's head meteorologist Ed Buckner shared an important reminder for Arkansans on "THV 11 News at 10:00".

Recently our neighbors In Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama have experienced devastating EF 5 tornadoes wiping out huge chunks of their cities. THV 11 urges you to have your plan in place because it could happen here as well.

FULL INTERVIEWS: http://on.kthv.com/1dzRc8d

As winter slowly turns to spring. We see more people out and about doing what they love and enjoying the weather.

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Forecast, Closings, etc: Helpful links for severe weather

With winter weather visiting Arkansas this weekend, we want to make sure you're as ready as can be for anything that comes our way. We hope these links are helpful to you.

Be safe and stay warm!

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LATEST THV11 WEATHER FORECAST: http://on.kthv.com/1iwurd0

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: http://on.kthv.com/1g6MlkC

BUSINESS CLOSINGS/EVENT CANCELLATIONS: http://on.kthv.com/IRFrBZ 

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS: http://on.kthv.com/IukDQm 

Fire, generator safety tips from American Red Cross

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (American Red Cross) -- Forecasts for plunging temperatures and freezing precipitation that could cause power outages, adds to the American Red Cross in Arkansas safety concerns for increase in residential fires.

"We've already seen an increase in home fires with the start of the Thanksgiving holidays," stated American Red Cross in Arkansas Disaster Director Roger Elliot. "We still remember the increase in homes fires during the Christmas power outage last December from use of fireplaces that had not been inspected and unfortunately resulted in destroyed homes."

With the usual increase in fires during the holidays and the addition of a winter storm, the Red Cross is urging Arkansans to increase their fire safety.

The following tips can help minimize the risk for fires in homes and apartments:

Science with Sarah: Odds of a White Christmas

After Arkansans experienced the snowiest Christmas in nearly 80 years last year, you can't help but wonder if we're getting another white-out this go 'round. In this week's Science with Sarah, we're breaking down what it takes for snow in Arkansas and what the odds are of it happening again.

Cold air, moisture, and a lifting mechanism are three categories the Natural State needs for snow. Usually we end up with two out of the three components. For instance, being so close to the Gulf, we usually have moisture or, in our case, some type of cold precipitation. Cold air coming from the ground is usually what lacks in the Mississippi Valley. A mid-level south/southeast wind can surge a warm pocket of air in the sky and melt the snow into rain, producing an ice storm.

Documenting Locations of Storm Shelters

Documenting Locations of Storm Shelters

After the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, approximately one hundred individuals reported missing were actually trapped inside storm shelters. While storm shelters help to save lives, they can become quite frightening to individuals trapped inside.

According to Doug Baker, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Searcy, “debris, fallen trees, and structural damage can easily block a storm shelter exit.”

While the city of Searcy has been fortunate in regard to tornado activity or extreme severe weather, we would like to be proactive and begin a data base of shelter locations. “This information will be valuable to emergency responders when searching for individuals should a natural disaster occur,” stated Mayor David Morris.

The Searcy Fire Department has begun compiling a list of shelter locations and is asking persons with storm shelters to contact them.