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Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Realtors has gathered a list of vacant rental properties for storm victims.

The list has homes from all over the central Arkansas area. This list is intended serve as a resource for the displaced storm victims to search for a new home while they rebuild their lives. This website will be constantly updated as more lists of rental properties available are received.

Get list here: www.arkansasrealtors.com/rentalinfo

Arkansas Realtors is also asking any Arkansans that own vacant rental properties in the affected and surrounding areas to send their property information to rentalinfo@arkansasrealtors.com so they can continue to post available properties for storm victims.

Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Following the deadly and devastating tornado that ripped through central Arkansas Sunday night, the following churches/businesses are accepting donations and recruiting volunteers to help victims:

DONATE to the Arkansas Dream Center Relief Fund: http://www.ardreamcenter.tv/give/

DONATE to the Arkansas Strong - Disaster Relief Fund through the local chapter of the American Red Cross: http://on.kthv.com/1iDi6m5

DONATE to the KSSN 96 Storm Aid Fundraiser:http://www.kssn.com/pages/stormaid.html

Toddlers killed in fire, started by candle lit in storm

Toddlers killed in fire, started by candle lit in storm

SPARKMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – Two toddlers died after a candle reportedly started a fire at an Arkansas home overnight.

According to Dallas County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Stan McGee, the King's family home lost electricity during Thursday night's storms, so they lit a candle in the kitchen for light. The mother told investigators that she believed she put the candle out around midnight, but it may not have fully been extinguished and flared back up.

About 2:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the home, located on Highway 7 North in Sparkman, which was fully engulfed in flames. The parents and a 14-year-old were able to escape the house, but a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old remained inside. McGee said the father had cuts on his hand from trying to rescue the boys, but was not successful; their bedroom was next to the kitchen, where the candle was.

The boys have been identified as 3-year-old Jayshawn King and 2-year-old Trayshawn King.

LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

Weather links to hold onto with the possibility of severe weather headed our way: 

 

Governor declares state of emergency

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (State of Arkansas) - A winter weather system containing extremely cold temperatures and heavy snow in the northern states has resulted in Arkansas's propane supplies being shared with those affected northern states; and

The extreme weather conditions surrounding Arkansas are forecast to arrive in our State and the surrounding areas, requiring liquefied petroleum gas transporters to travel further distances to secure propane to meet the needs of consumers in Arkansas and its neighboring states, creating an emergency situation that is limiting the delivery of propane gas; and

Forecast, Closings, etc: Helpful links for severe weather

With winter weather visiting Arkansas this weekend, we want to make sure you're as ready as can be for anything that comes our way. We hope these links are helpful to you.

Be safe and stay warm!

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LATEST THV11 WEATHER FORECAST: http://on.kthv.com/1iwurd0

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: http://on.kthv.com/1g6MlkC

BUSINESS CLOSINGS/EVENT CANCELLATIONS: http://on.kthv.com/IRFrBZ 

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS: http://on.kthv.com/IukDQm 

Fire, generator safety tips from American Red Cross

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (American Red Cross) -- Forecasts for plunging temperatures and freezing precipitation that could cause power outages, adds to the American Red Cross in Arkansas safety concerns for increase in residential fires.

"We've already seen an increase in home fires with the start of the Thanksgiving holidays," stated American Red Cross in Arkansas Disaster Director Roger Elliot. "We still remember the increase in homes fires during the Christmas power outage last December from use of fireplaces that had not been inspected and unfortunately resulted in destroyed homes."

With the usual increase in fires during the holidays and the addition of a winter storm, the Red Cross is urging Arkansans to increase their fire safety.

The following tips can help minimize the risk for fires in homes and apartments: