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4,700+ Ark. customers without power after Isaac

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Power crews are making progress in restoring power to customers who lost it when Isaac swept through Arkansas on Thursday.

At its peak, more than 16,000 Entergy customers were in the dark. As of Friday night, over 4,700 customers remained without electricity.

The utility company shows Mississippi County has the highest number of outages, with more than 2,000 still in the dark. 

Entergy - which serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - says Isaac has been the utility's fourth-largest storm in terms of power outages.

The state's largest electric utility has crews assessing damage and restoring power as conditions allow it to be done safely.

Out-of-state crews lend hand to restore Ark. power

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Even though many areas didn't see huge flooding, it is a good thing that we were prepared today.

Even at THV we took cautionary measures and brought in extra crews to cover Isaac. Michael Wooten with our sister station in Buffalo, New York WGRZ joined us Friday to tell a story about another group who was prepared with thousands of workers.

Power crews from out-of-state are here in Arkansas to help local workers restore electricity. As we found out today, they're making steady progress dealing with the biggest impact Isaac made here.

The impact being that the storm cut power to thousands of homes.

"It wasn't the biggest storm we've seen," says Little Rock man Porter Briggs.

City of Little Rock has sandbags available for residents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The City of Little Rock Public Works Department reports the availability of sand bags for pick up and use by the citizens of Little Rock.

"Sand bags are being filled for citizens with concerns of flooding due to the approaching tropical storm," said Assistant Public Works Director Jon Honeywell.

The sand bags will be filled and stocked at two locations within the City. One location is the City's Central Maintenance Facility located at 3313 J. E. Davis Drive and these sand bags will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00p.m Thursday August 30th and Friday August 31st. A limited number of sandbags will also be available at the Central Fire Station at 7th Street and Chester Street from 3:00pm to 6:00p.m Thursday August 30th and 7:00am until 6:00pm Friday August 31st.

Weather-related Changes to Current Athletic Schedule

Weather-related Changes to Current Athletic Schedule

In light of the anticipated severe weather approaching, athletic schedule changes have been enacted for today (8/29), Thursday (8/30) and Friday (8/31). The changes are as follows:

CDC tips for creating emergency supplies kit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If disaster strikes, you may not have access to necessities for a period of time.  By taking time out now to prepare emergency supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Below is more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

(http://1.usa.gov/OrBYpJ)

 

Disaster Supplies Kit

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that could be needed in the event of a disaster.

Ozone alert issued for 4 central Arkansas counties

Ozone alert issued for 4 central Arkansas counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An ozone action advisory has been issued for four central Arkansas counties.

Metroplan, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Health say Tuesday's ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unsafe for some sensitive groups.

The alert is in place for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties.

Active children and adults should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, as should people suffering from respiratory diseases. Officials say symptoms of ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation.

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