The Yell County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 17-year-old female, Destiny Shepard, who has been reported as a runaway. She apparently left her residence near Dardanelle and left notes saying she was leaving. If anyone has any information as to her location please contact your local law enforcement agency.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 109 EXPECTED. * WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL, EASTERN, SOUTHEAST, SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN ARKANSAS. GENERALLY SPEAKING, LOCATIONS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 40 AND 30 CORRIDORS. * WHEN...FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT ILLNESSES TO OCCUR. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THIS HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 40 AND 30 CORRIDORS ASSUMING THAT MORNING THUNDERSTORMS DISSIPATE ACROSS NORTHERN ARKANSAS. IF MORNING STORMS MAKE IT FARTHER SOUTH BEFORE DISSIPATING, THE HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE REDUCED IN SIZE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AS ADDITIONAL CLOUD COVER WOULD KEEP TEMPERATURES A BIT LOWER THAN FORECAST. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY! CALL 9 1 1. &&