Miller County Office of Emergency Management

Miller County Office of Emergency Management Our mission is to organize and manage resources and responsibilities dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies.

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Hopefully, many of you have winterized your home, boat and RV already. Here is a link to help Old Man Winter stay outsid...
12/13/2021

Hopefully, many of you have winterized your home, boat and RV already. Here is a link to help Old Man Winter stay outside and you warm and comfortable. If you haven't done it already, later this week when the temps rise will be a great time to catch up.

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety

Hopefully, many of you have winterized your home, boat and RV already. Here is a link to help Old Man Winter stay outside and you warm and comfortable. If you haven't done it already, later this week when the temps rise will be a great time to catch up.

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety

Photos from US National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas's post
12/07/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas's post

From our family at OEM and the Miller County Judges Office, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2021

From our family at OEM and the Miller County Judges Office, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

OEM partnered with the Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department this week to train local firefighters in hazardous materials d...
11/16/2021

OEM partnered with the Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department this week to train local firefighters in hazardous materials decontamination using OEM’s recently acquired CBRN tent. A huge thanks to Judge Harrison because The tent was purchased through the Miller County Judges Office after it was apparent our region needed a mobile and rapid access casualty clearing station. This inflatable tent provides many other uses for OEM including a dedicated mass casualty area for disaster victims and first responders. TAFD trained in full gear replicating a hazmat disaster incident using the decon station. Dedicated professionals!

Hey hunters and fishermen! The NWS-Shreveport has developed an innovative map to receive detailed weather forecast infor...
11/10/2021

Hey hunters and fishermen! The NWS-Shreveport has developed an innovative map to receive detailed weather forecast information for virtually every major lake, river or reservoir across our Four State Region. The link below will take you to the Recreational Forecast Interactive Map. Really good info, especially determining if the waterway is rising or falling, expected winds, etc.

https://www.weather.gov/shv/rec

Hey hunters and fishermen! The NWS-Shreveport has developed an innovative map to receive detailed weather forecast information for virtually every major lake, river or reservoir across our Four State Region. The link below will take you to the Recreational Forecast Interactive Map. Really good info, especially determining if the waterway is rising or falling, expected winds, etc.

https://www.weather.gov/shv/rec

If you know of someone who may be homeless and can benefit from a flu shot please forward this information. They may rec...
11/10/2021

If you know of someone who may be homeless and can benefit from a flu shot please forward this information. They may receive a sleeping bag and a meal will be provided. Friday, November 19th at the Texarkana Library.

If you know of someone who may be homeless and can benefit from a flu shot please forward this information. They may receive a sleeping bag and a meal will be provided. Friday, November 19th at the Texarkana Library.

11/02/2021

We appreciate the outpouring of support all across the United states. This fine young man is a shining example to all of us, dedicating his life to honor our fallen hero’s, and is a hero in our eyes.

10/29/2021

Such an amazing show of support from all across Arkansas today as our firefighter, Lucas and his family were escorted back from Little Rock. Almost all the bridges on I-30 between Miller and Pulaski County were filled with First Responders showing respect! We cannot thank these fine people enough for their continued attention to duty!

The Memorial Service for Mandeville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Lucas Stephenson will be Sunday at 1:30pm at Tr...
10/27/2021

The Memorial Service for Mandeville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Lucas Stephenson will be Sunday at 1:30pm at Trinity Baptist Church with internment at East Memorial Gardens afterward. The family of Lucas requests that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Mandeville Fire Department. Family will gather at Texarkana Funeral Home located at 4801 Parkway Dr. Texarkana, AR. on Saturday from 6:30-8:30pm.

The Memorial Service for Mandeville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Lucas Stephenson will be Sunday at 1:30pm at Trinity Baptist Church with internment at East Memorial Gardens afterward. The family of Lucas requests that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Mandeville Fire Department. Family will gather at Texarkana Funeral Home located at 4801 Parkway Dr. Texarkana, AR. on Saturday from 6:30-8:30pm.

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that the Miller County Judges Office announce the death of Mandeville Arkansas...
10/27/2021

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that the Miller County Judges Office announce the death of Mandeville Arkansas Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson. On Tuesday, October 27th, 2021. Stephenson passed away in the line of duty while responding to a call for service on State Hwy 296 near Joey Lane.

Lucas was 25 years old, employed with Cooper Tire, and a graduate of Arkansas High School. He served the citizens of Mandeville and all of Miller County as a certified Fire Fighter since 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in 2019. Lucas was a member of the Miller County Dive Team serving as a Master Diver.

Firefighters and friends will be joining together this evening at the Mandeville Volunteer Fire Department to honor Lucas.

Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison said, “Lucas was an integral member of first responders here in Miller County. He would respond to help with any event that required his experience and training, sometimes even alone. We are devastated by his untimely passing and request the public to honor this family, most of which are also firefighters.”

First Responders, firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical services put their lives on the line every time they walk out the door. They know the dangerous response situations they can encounter and the sacrifice they may provide for their community, yet they take that chance.

We ask our community to join us in prayer for all family and friends of Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson during this time.
Once funeral arrangements have been made, the public will be notified.

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that the Miller County Judges Office announce the death of Mandeville Arkansas Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson. On Tuesday, October 27th, 2021. Stephenson passed away in the line of duty while responding to a call for service on State Hwy 296 near Joey Lane.

Lucas was 25 years old, employed with Cooper Tire, and a graduate of Arkansas High School. He served the citizens of Mandeville and all of Miller County as a certified Fire Fighter since 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in 2019. Lucas was a member of the Miller County Dive Team serving as a Master Diver.

Firefighters and friends will be joining together this evening at the Mandeville Volunteer Fire Department to honor Lucas.

Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison said, “Lucas was an integral member of first responders here in Miller County. He would respond to help with any event that required his experience and training, sometimes even alone. We are devastated by his untimely passing and request the public to honor this family, most of which are also firefighters.”

First Responders, firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical services put their lives on the line every time they walk out the door. They know the dangerous response situations they can encounter and the sacrifice they may provide for their community, yet they take that chance.

We ask our community to join us in prayer for all family and friends of Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson during this time.
Once funeral arrangements have been made, the public will be notified.

10/22/2021
The Miller County Judges Office is responsible for many facets of government including the 911 Emergency call system. We...
10/13/2021

The Miller County Judges Office is responsible for many facets of government including the 911 Emergency call system. We’re responsible for creating 911 addresses and roads for our county. The Miller County 911 administrative offices has no responsibility for the accuracy of private GPS devices or maps. These vendors may include the USPS, Google, map quest and local delivery freight companies, utilities, etc. Rest assured, your 911 address is accurate for 911 emergency purposes but those other vendors may not be. If you wish to report an issue of a vendor failing to locate you through one of the online mapping websites, you can make a report using the following link. https://www.gps.gov/support/user/mapfix/devices-and-maps/

The Miller County Judges Office is responsible for many facets of government including the 911 Emergency call system. We’re responsible for creating 911 addresses and roads for our county. The Miller County 911 administrative offices has no responsibility for the accuracy of private GPS devices or maps. These vendors may include the USPS, Google, map quest and local delivery freight companies, utilities, etc. Rest assured, your 911 address is accurate for 911 emergency purposes but those other vendors may not be. If you wish to report an issue of a vendor failing to locate you through one of the online mapping websites, you can make a report using the following link. https://www.gps.gov/support/user/mapfix/devices-and-maps/

The Miller County Dive Team culminated months of training today with a dive exercise aimed at locating and recovering ev...
10/10/2021

The Miller County Dive Team culminated months of training today with a dive exercise aimed at locating and recovering evidence of several scenarios in Lake Deiffenbacher at Ferguson Park. The team worked with local, county and state law enforcement and proved to be a valuable resource if ever needed. Travis Loehr is the Dive Team Leader. These outstanding professionals are committed, well trained and ready to go! Special thanks to ArkLaTex Scuba instructor Clay Rayburn for getting us ready. No humans were harmed, they’re all just props!

The smoke in Texarkana is a result of the prescribed burn south of town.
10/08/2021

The smoke in Texarkana is a result of the prescribed burn south of town.

The smoke in Texarkana is a result of the prescribed burn south of town.

Emergency management had the honor of assisting the Genoa Fire Dept this morning at Genoa Elem. The firefighters spoke t...
10/08/2021

Emergency management had the honor of assisting the Genoa Fire Dept this morning at Genoa Elem. The firefighters spoke to the students about fire safety and the service that fire fighters and emergency management provides our Miller County citizens. Great bunch of students. Thank you teachers for such well behaved kids!

Fouke and Doddridge! Flu vaccination clinic at each community center today. Come on out to Fouke between 9a-12p and then...
10/08/2021

Fouke and Doddridge! Flu vaccination clinic at each community center today. Come on out to Fouke between 9a-12p and then Doddridge from 1:30p-4p. Get your flu shot so we’ll have you around a while longer! Flu shots are free!

Fouke and Doddridge! Flu vaccination clinic at each community center today. Come on out to Fouke between 9a-12p and then Doddridge from 1:30p-4p. Get your flu shot so we’ll have you around a while longer! Flu shots are free!

Another great year participating in National Night Out! It’s a chance to meet the citizens of Miller County and answer q...
10/07/2021

Another great year participating in National Night Out! It’s a chance to meet the citizens of Miller County and answer questions and listen to concerns. Great group of people working with the community.

Reminder!! Flu vaccine clinic today at the the Four State Fairgrounds. There’s been a great turnout so far and the Mille...
09/29/2021

Reminder!! Flu vaccine clinic today at the the Four State Fairgrounds. There’s been a great turnout so far and the Miller County Health Unit will be here until about 6pm. Drive thru clinic so you don’t need to exit your car.

Please stop by the Bi-State Justice Center on September 30, 2021, to donate Blood for this life saving event.  Not only ...
09/28/2021

Please stop by the Bi-State Justice Center on September 30, 2021, to donate Blood for this life saving event. Not only will you receive a T-Shirt, but There will be extra incentives. Four gifts of $25.00 in cash, and a grand prize of a $50.00 gift card to Texas Roadhouse will be given away.

Please stop by the Bi-State Justice Center on September 30, 2021, to donate Blood for this life saving event. Not only will you receive a T-Shirt, but There will be extra incentives. Four gifts of $25.00 in cash, and a grand prize of a $50.00 gift card to Texas Roadhouse will be given away.

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced On Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021, the Miller County Health Unit of the Arkansas Departm...
09/21/2021

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced

On Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021, the Miller County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at no charge at 4 States Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will still be available at no charge.

“We want Miller County residents to stay healthy this flu season, and getting a yearly flu vaccination is the best line of defense,” Sandra McGough, Miller County Health Unit Administrator, said. “We encourage everyone to come to the community clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot.”

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced

On Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021, the Miller County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at no charge at 4 States Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will still be available at no charge.

“We want Miller County residents to stay healthy this flu season, and getting a yearly flu vaccination is the best line of defense,” Sandra McGough, Miller County Health Unit Administrator, said. “We encourage everyone to come to the community clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot.”

09/19/2021

Look for a few more days of above normal high temperatures across the Natural State. However, we are still expecting some relief as a cold front is forecast to sweep through Arkansas on Tuesday. Additional showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front. High temperatures by the middle of the week will be in the 70s, with lows in the upper 40s and 50s. Readings will begin to moderate late in the week.

Continuing with September's Disaster Preparedness Month, it's a good idea to be familiar and have ready a Basic Disaster...
09/14/2021

Continuing with September's Disaster Preparedness Month, it's a good idea to be familiar and have ready a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit.

To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Flashlight or outside walkway solar lights brought inside
First aid kit
Extra batteries
Whistle (to signal for help)
Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
Manual can opener (for food)
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

https://www.ready.gov/kit

Continuing with September's Disaster Preparedness Month, it's a good idea to be familiar and have ready a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit.

To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Flashlight or outside walkway solar lights brought inside
First aid kit
Extra batteries
Whistle (to signal for help)
Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
Manual can opener (for food)
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

https://www.ready.gov/kit

September is Disaster Preparedness month. It's best to have a plan, for immediate needs, financial and long term. Please...
09/13/2021

September is Disaster Preparedness month. It's best to have a plan, for immediate needs, financial and long term. Please consider:
Emergency Alerts and Warnings
Shelter plans
Emergency Preparedness Kit
Communication plan

This website can assist in disaster preparedness. Better to have it and not need it...

https://www.ready.gov/plan

September is Disaster Preparedness month. It's best to have a plan, for immediate needs, financial and long term. Please consider:
Emergency Alerts and Warnings
Shelter plans
Emergency Preparedness Kit
Communication plan

This website can assist in disaster preparedness. Better to have it and not need it...

https://www.ready.gov/plan

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409 Hazel St.
Texarkana, AR
71854

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Please advise of any storm shelters available to the public during the hurricane.
North end of CR 33 Doddridge