Severe weather season is upon us, and SW Arkansas, including Hot Springs and the Diamond Lakes Area, has experienced the first Tornado Warning of 2018. Certified Storm Spotters and Weather Observers, are the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service Read on...
Garland County Department of Emergency Management serves the people of Garland County as the primary contact for resources to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural or man-made disasters, such as flooding, tornadoes, ice and snow events, as well as planned events.
Addressing and Floodplain Dept
Garland County Department of Emergency Management also contains the Garland County 911 Addressing Office, Office of the Floodplain Administrator, and primary contact for Geographic Information System (GIS) for Garland County.
Hazard mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management. It is defined as any sustained action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event. Mitigation encourages long tern reduction of hazard vulnerability. The goal of mitigation is to save lives and reduce property damage. View Garland County Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)