Tagged: arkansas department of emergency management

Climate Risks (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/1/2015 12:00 am

There are indications of a climate changing because of human actions that speak to those with an evidence-based mindset, indications meaningful because they affect people’s livelihoods and careers. And when livelihoods are on the line, people tend to drop partisanship in favor of reality.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.

The Growing World of Emergency Management

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Climate change and its results are hardly the only challenge facing David Maxwell, chief of the state Department of Emergency Management, which has 90 employees and a budget of $148.4 million.

#ARWX: Officials Say Storm Damage Less Than Expected

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 7:20 am

Arkansas safety and transportation officials on Monday said the fallout from sleet and snow wasn't as bad as officials feared after temperatures dropped more than 40 degrees in two days.

$2M Approved to Help Arkansas Tornado Recovery Efforts

by Associated Press 5/19/2014 3:09 pm

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that more than $2 million has been approved to help Arkansans recover from last month's severe storms.

Update: Arkansans Rush for Cover Against Twister; 15 Die

by Andrew DeMillo and Christina Huynh 4/28/2014 5:33 pm

The half-mile-wide tornado carved an 80-mile path of destruction through the Little Rock suburbs Sunday evening, killing at least 15 people, flattening rows of homes, shredding cars along a highway and demolishing a brand-new school before it even had a chance to open.

Managers of Emergency Responders to Meet for Conference in Conway

by Associated Press 10/28/2013 7:40 am

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is to host more than 150 participants for a program on managing emergency responders who come in from out-of-state during a disaster.