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The City Council approved Mayor Zack Tucker’s plan to begin reducing the city’s ongoing battle against residential flooding.
In response to many resident’s questions, The sirens will be tested weekly (silently), and audibly tested monthly or quarterly.
The Monticello City Council met Tuesday evening, and discussed locations of the weather warnig sirens, passed a resolution authorizing the use of city property for the placement of weather warning sirens, and approved money to pay for the City’s Code Red weather warning system.
Since 1993 Carpet Medics has served Southeast Arkansas with the industry’s leading carpet, upholstery, & tile cleaning, and through these years, they have met the needs of their customers when disaster stuck with either flood or smoke damage restoration.
This year, owner Randy Phillips has expanded their restoration service with the implementation of the advanced drying system known as the TES Drying System. TES stands for Thermal Energy System and provides heat directly to the moisture for accelerated drying. This drying process can reduce a typical 4 to 5 day drying time to 1 or 2 days.
Phillips explains that the theory of direct heat drying is fairly simple and compares it to drying your hair with a blow dryer as opposed to just drying it in a warm room.
Visit their website at carpetmedicsrestoration.com or like them on Facebook at Carpet Medics Restoration Svcs
In the next step of the ongoing weather warning saga between Code Red electronic notification and the traditional tornado warning sirens on towers, a discussion meeting was held at Western Sizzlin at noon on Monday, with Judge Robert Akin and the Drew County JP’s, who invited Monticello Mayor Allen Maxwell and other city officials he chose to include.
Due to technical difficulties, the video from the Quorum Court meeting is unavailabe.
The screens below, however, provide the audio from the meeting.
After several years of attempting to get governmental assistance to help fund tornado sirens for Drew County, we’ve finally got funding to assist with the purchase of 27 tower sirens, which will be scattered around the county.
But as the years have passed by, many feel that the towers have been surpassed by digital technology, as the best way to go, to notify county residents of impending disanter, should it occur.
This morning’s NOAA forecast, which forecast a 60% chance of “Wintery Mix” of ice, has now been changed to a 70% chance or “only” rain, for this afternoon.
When a member of the Public Defender’s office stopped by their office, Saturday evening, to pick up a file, they found the building ramsacked, window blinds destroyed, tables turned over, and files strew all over the desks and floor.
A trail of mischief led them to a back office where the masked suspect was found sleeping in the corner of another room.
Dense fog covers Drew County, this morning, so please allow extra time for travel.
The new EZ-Mart store on HWY 425 South suffered one of the setbacks that sometimes follow the re-opening of an old building.
Following Friday’s heavy rain, customers, reportedly, began complaining about having”water in their gas.”
Testing was done, the pumps were closed, and the tanks will be drained and cleaned, before they are put back into service.
Customers who have been affected should contact the local store, who can provide a corporate number for them to call.
Saturday night, Rock Springs Road had a tree blocking traffic, around midnight.
Friday, the Bowser Road and Babin Drive intersection had a tree and brush fire caused by a tree falling on an electric line.
Earlier in the week, HWY 278 East, along with a few other county roads had reports of fallen trees.
Please use caution; just because a power line is down, doesn’t mean that it is not ”hot,” as was the case with this Barkada Road tree, also on Friday.
Photo courtesy of MLive reader.
This large tree, on HWY 35 East around 4pm, is one of multiple tree that fell, due to the thunderstorms that passed through Drew County, Thursday afternoon.
Both state and county road crews were called out to clear the roads, as law enforcement helped located the bloakcages, and deal with passing traffic.
On Old Dermott Road, a Toyota was traveling toward HWY 35, hydroplaned after hitting some water over the roadway, then struck a tree and rolled over.
The driver was transported to DMH by SEEMS.
The Fire & rescue Team and Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the call.
Another vehicle was invoplved in a single vehicle acciden, east of the Pine Hill / HWy 293 intersection, MASI and DCSO worked that accident.
Yet another vehicle, this time a Lincoln, ran off of HWY 425, near lacey, crossing into the trees, next to the highway. DCSO also responded to that accident.
Finally, a tree was reported to have fallen across HWY 35 West, near Rock Springs, blocking both lanes of the highway.
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