Izard County Office of Emergency Management

Izard County through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is in the process of updating their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD) is helping facilitate in the preparation of the Plan.

A public meeting will be held on September 4, 2019 to begin the organization of the plan development to include participating jurisdictions, interested agencies and citizens.  Public input is strongly encouraged.  The meeting will be held in the Izard County Courtroom beginning at 5:00 P.M.  The purpose of the meeting will be to identify hazards that the county is susceptible to and actions that may  be taken to minimize damages.  Contacts will be made with the additional cities, school districts, and fire departments within the county so that they may participate and remain eligible for future financial assistance. 

Participation in the program is strictly voluntary.  Public input from any interested private or public organization, agency, business or individual(s) is strongly encouraged to participate in the planning process.  Any such organization or entity wishing to participate is encouraged to contact Carrie McIntosh at 870-793-5233 or Gary Dickerson at 870-368-4113 for additional information.  If you cannot attend the meeting the county would still like your input on the plan update.  Please email your comments to Carrie McIntosh at carrie@wrpdd.org.  


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Gary Dickerson, Director
PO Box 327
Melbourne, AR 72556
Phone:  870-368-4113
Cell:  870-291-3940
Fax:  870-368-4118
Email OEM Director

Click on the links below for valuable information.

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