According to Division of Health Director Paul Halverson, the new tower and antenna will provide communications if telephones and cell phones are not working and satellite phones are unavailable. The department will be part of a federally run network called the SHARES Program. The National Communication System is responsible for managing and developing the emergency communication infrastructure, and SHARES is the government/private link that monitors government communication frequencies The Division of Health will join other states that are similarly equipped as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention`s National Public Health Radio Network (NPHRN). The Division will work with CDC to regularly test and use high frequency radio for emergency messaging . Members of the NPHRN include CDC and other federal agencies (FEMA, NASA, Homeland Security, EPA, etc.) as well as state and local health departments. The antenna and tower costs approximately $147,000, and costs for installation and equipment have been provided by CDC. (Copyright 2006 Newsroom Solutions, LLC)
Springdale Church Gathers Supplies for Moore Tornado Victims
Local groups are offering help to the victims of Monday's tornado, and one Springdale church with special ties to Moore isn't wasting any time.
Local "Sheep Dogs" on the Ground in Moore, OK
MOORE, OK-- Among the many volunteers lending a hand in Moore, Oklahoma-- a local group known as Sheep Dogs.
Plea Deal Reached in Murder Trial
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Springdale man once charged with murder for the death of his infant step-son has reached a plea deal on a lesser charge.
Strong Winds Rip Roof Off Siloam Springs Home
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. --- One Northwest Arkansas family surveyed the damage on Tuesday morning after a possible tornado touched down in Siloam Springs.
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