It’s a Weather Alert Day, Here’s What You Need to Know!

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Today is a weather alert day, and Kendall Beam with Sebastian County Emergency Management warns that everyone “should stay vigilant and ahead of the storms.”

The following is a list of shelter locations and protocols in the event of a tornado warning:

WALDRON
There are three tornado shelters in the City of Waldron. One on West 6th Street, near the Boys and Girls Club, and one behind the middle and elementary school campuses.
The shelters will open if a tornado sirens go off.

MANSFIELD
There is a tornado shelter at each school campus, and will be maned by the Mansfield Fire Department in conjunction with the police department and school officials.
The shelters are open when inclement weather is predicted. However, during school hours, the shelters are for student use only. They will be made open to the public following the close of the school day.

HACKETT
The county is in charge of setting off the alarms in the City of Hackett. There is one shelter located at the elementary school.

LAVACA
There is a tornado shelter located at the Lavaca Elementary School. It will be open in the event that a tornado warning is issued.
During school hours, it will not be open to the public. After the close of the school day, the public will be able to access the shelter.

CHARLESTON
There is one tornado shelter at the elementary school. The county is responsible for sounding the sirens in the event of a tornado warning.
The shelter is reserved for students during the school day.

For more up to date information about weather in our area, visit the Sebastian County Emergency Management website.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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