July 11, 2016

The draft of the updated Hot Spring County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available to view here.  A public comment period has also opened.

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks...

September 18, 2015

Louise Yates has been a National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observer for 50 years (since 1965). During that time, she took daily rainfall observations in the Bismarck (Hot Spring County) area.

For her efforts, the Edward H. Stoll Award was bestowed on Mrs. Yates on September 17, 2015. 

In the picture: Louise Yates (center) accepted her award from Steve Drillette (right), the Meteorologist i...

May 4, 2015

In an emergency, seconds count. Making sure 9-1-1 dispatchers and emergency responders have all the information they need frequently can mean the difference between life and death.


To assist in this critical task, Hot Spring County has launched Smart911, a supplemental data service that allows residents to create a personal safety profile in a secure database.  That information can then be used to assist dispatchers...

April 6, 2015

Spring is upon us, and with it comes rain.  Many areas of Hot Spring County are prone to flash flooding.  The National Weather Service ​has provided some excellent information about what to do before, during, and after a flood here​.


February 2, 2015

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.  Read More About LIHEAP


LIHEAP information for Arkansas can be found here​.


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