North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's outages have increased to 100,000 customers. The outages are mainly in North Arkansas.
For those who have power outages, local shelters have been set up.
Local Outage Shelters and Important Phone NumbersFulton County
The County Shop (895-2389) will be available for persons in need of a place to go
Viola Assembly of God will accept people in need
Judge Willett's Office is 895-3341
Salem First Baptist Church
Salem Church of ChristIzard County
Persons in need can call the sheriff's office at 638-4203. Dennis Williams, the Emergency Coordinator, suspects the old Melbourne Gym will be open if need be. His number is 291-0814.Baxter County
A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at East Side Baptist Church on Highway 5 and at the Salvation Army Church behind the Exxon Station on Highway 201 N.
Baxter County Sherrif's office number is 425-7000.Sharp County
Ash Flat Church of Christ
Local Sherrif's number is 994-9675.
The cause of the outages is from tree limbs, trees, and the weight of ice on structures.
According to officials, they are beginning to see a few transmission and substation issues. There was a small fire at one substation, which took the entire station down. There are some minor, future concerns regarding supplies and food for the crews in the field
CEO Mel Coleman says, "[there is] No end in sight as of now."
For more information on what to do during an outage go to the NAEC website