FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Friday, Jul 15, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
City Cleaning Up After Stormy Weather
2 Cooling Centers Open This Weekend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 15, 2016) – The City of Little Rock is opening two cooling centers this weekend for residents who may be without power. Dunbar Community Center and Southwest Community Center will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dunbar Community Center
1001 West 16th
Southwest Community Center
6401 Baseline Road
There have been dozens of reports of downed trees in the City of Little Rock following severe storms that blew through the state, and that number is expected to increase. The Little Rock Zoo will open at noon Friday as staff clears the park of fallen trees and limbs. All Zoo animals are safe.
Residents are advised to call 311, the non-emergency request line, to report a downed tree, power lines or storm debris blocking roads. The 311 call center is open until 5 p.m. Friday. After that time, residents can use the 311 app or the 311 website (https://littlerock-csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/Home.mvc/Index) to enter requests, or call dispatch at (501) 371-4829.
Parks and Recreation has closed Murray Park dog park until further notice because of trees down, while Rebsamen Golf Course is without power. The driving range and West 9 are open, while the Championship side will open at noon for walking only.
Updates on the status of other City areas will be given throughout the day.
Street Operations crews were working overnight to address many of the areas that had downed trees and limbs blocking roadways. In some places, power lines tangled up in trees prevented streets from being cleared.
Drivers should exercise caution around downed power lines and stay safe inside the vehicle. Visit http://www.entergy-arkansas.com/your_home/safety/downed_lines_vehicles.aspx for more safety tips.