Two Shelters Open For Garland County Residents After Ice Storm

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More than 65,000 Arkansans are currently without power due to a winter system packing more ice than expected. With more than 10,000 residents in Garland County without power from this morning’s ice storm, and concern for more outages, the American Red Cross will open an emergency shelter for residents seeking a warm place to stay at the following locations:

First United Methodist Church Family Life Center

310 Pratt Road, Hot Springs, AR

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle

3217 Airport Road, Pearcy, AR

For personal comfort, persons coming to the shelter are encouraged to bring the following items as needed:

  • Prescription medication
  • Medical supplies (diabetic, asthma, etc.)
  • Dentures/hearing aids
  • Glasses/contacts + solution
  • A change of clothing
  • Pillow, blanket
  • Pack of diapers, extra clothes for babies
  • Baby formula/food
  • Snacks
  • Quiet toys, games for kids and adults
  • Extra batteries for electronic equipment + ear plugs/headphones
  • Identification
  • Phone charger
  • For more storm safety and disaster tips please check your Red Cross Tornado or Earthquake app or visit; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ArkRedCross.