Our network

Weather

More than 30K without power as of 5:45 am Sat.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Storms across the state leave several without power.

According to Entergy, more than 30,000 customers are without electricity at this time.  

To view outages, visit Entergy's website. Here at Today's THV, our weather team is continuing to monitor these storms.

In addition, many damages have been reported in central Arkansas.  Crews have heard that trees are donw in areas of Saline County, and also in Cleburne County.  In areas of Little Rock, there have been reports of power lines and trees being down.

4,700+ Ark. customers without power after Isaac

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Power crews are making progress in restoring power to customers who lost it when Isaac swept through Arkansas on Thursday.

At its peak, more than 16,000 Entergy customers were in the dark. As of Friday night, over 4,700 customers remained without electricity.

The utility company shows Mississippi County has the highest number of outages, with more than 2,000 still in the dark. 

Entergy - which serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - says Isaac has been the utility's fourth-largest storm in terms of power outages.

The state's largest electric utility has crews assessing damage and restoring power as conditions allow it to be done safely.

Katrina evacuee, now Arkansan, looks back 7 years later

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It is an emotional day for Claire Haun, a Katrina evacuee and now North Little Rock resident as she watches news coverage of Hurricane Isaac.

"It took my breath away," said Haun after looking at pictures of their home in Wayland, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

She has lived through it once.  She calls it 'deja vu,' viewing reports on Isaac's effect on Louisiana.

She has lived through it once.  She calls it 'deja vu,' viewing reports on Isaac's effect on Louisiana.

"The three of us, my husband and my mother were looking at the computer and we all just stopped," said Haun.

Huan said 85-percent of her town of Wayland, Mississippi was destroyed.

"Nothing prepared us for the sights, smells and wide spread devastation," said Haun.

CDC tips for creating emergency supplies kit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If disaster strikes, you may not have access to necessities for a period of time.  By taking time out now to prepare emergency supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Below is more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

(http://1.usa.gov/OrBYpJ)

 

Disaster Supplies Kit

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that could be needed in the event of a disaster.

Ozone alert issued for 4 central Arkansas counties

Ozone alert issued for 4 central Arkansas counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An ozone action advisory has been issued for four central Arkansas counties.

Metroplan, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Health say Tuesday's ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unsafe for some sensitive groups.

The alert is in place for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties.

Active children and adults should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, as should people suffering from respiratory diseases. Officials say symptoms of ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

A Rain Dance for the Rainless

While other parts of Arkansas were enjoying rain in the early summer, North Little Rockers were getting rain drops.  I have seen much of our yard in Lakewood wither away, our house's internal heat works like a steam engine to keep the temps at a modest 80 degrees, and the rear view mirror on my car fell off due to the glue being melted in the dashboard!

Desperate times call for desperate measures..

I decided to perform a rain dance on the deck of my back yard, a tradition that originates from the Osage and Quapaw Indian tribes of Missouri and Arkansas.  While they wore feathers and turquoise to symbolize wind and rain, I only had a flannel shirt, which symbolized the need to do laundry.

[See video]

After a couple of weeks had passed, I had all but given up on hope that my rain dance had resulted in any rain, until this week.  I was driving home on JFK Blvd, when it started pouring down rain like it was Spri

Memorial Day forecast

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm for Memorial Day.  Isolated t-storm chance less than 10% with the heating of the day.    Sunscreen, lots of water, and frequent breaks if you're going to be outdoors. 

Relief on the way by mid-week: both rain and cooler temperatures.  Best chance looks like Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny & windy.  High 93.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 71.