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    Knowing is half the battle

    LITTLE ROCK, AR, UNITED STATES

    06.28.2012

    Story by Jay Townsend 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock District is advising park visitors to pay close attention to heat and fire danger warnings this Independence Day. Knowing and understanding the risks associated with your holiday plans is half the battle in preventing loss of time, money or even a life.

    Wildfire danger, burn bans, severe drought, air quality alerts, and heat advisories are all factors to consider when making outdoor plans. Alerts and warnings indicate danger and should not be taken lightly.

    For most of Arkansas and southern Missouri the threat is intensified by multiple warnings in each county. Multiple warnings issued for an area can create environments that are unsafe for campers or anyone outdoors, to include first responders and rescue workers.

    Below is a list of resources to help you identify potential hazards in your area. Risk identification and proper planning might be the key to a successful and safe holiday celebration.

    Arkansas:

    Fire Danger – http://www.arkfireinfo.org/index.php?do:showWildFires
    Burn Bans – http://www.arkfireinfo.org/index.php?do:showBurnBans
    Drought Conditions – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/?n=drought2012.htm
    Air Quality Alerts – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/
    Heat Advisories – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/

    Missouri:

    Fire Danger – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=fire_weather
    Burn Bans – http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/fire-management/wildfires
    Drought Conditions – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=drought
    Air Quality Alerts – http://airquality.weather.gov/sectors/missouri.php
    Heat Advisories – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/

    For more information about recreation in the Little Rock District visit our Web and social media sites at www.swl.usace.army.mil, www.facebook.com/littlerockusace and https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock

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    Date Taken: 06.28.2012
    Date Posted: 06.28.2012 09:54
    Story ID: 90757
    Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR, US 

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