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We would love to have some info in case of an emergency. 

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will diagonally pass across North America, with two-thirds of Arkansas along the path of totality and 94% of the state in the swath of coverage. This may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many since the last total solar eclipse was in 1979, and another will not appear until 2045. Arkansas will be a prime viewing spot, drawing scientists, researchers, photographers, stargazers, and eclipse travelers.  


The last total eclipse to pass over Arkansas was in 1918

and the next will be in 2045. 


Approximately 98% of Hot Spring County is in the Path of Totality meaning there will be 100% coverage of the sun.  A small area in southeast HSC (Lono) is not in the path of totality but will still see 99.8% coverage of the sun.

Here's What We Know: (we've been planning for 2 years)

  • None of this is to incite fear, just to advise, so HSC citizens can be prepared.

  • 98% of Hot Spring Co. will see complete darkness (totality) for 2-4 minutes.

  • We have been told to plan for up to 15,000 additional visitors just in HSC.

  • ALL state, county, and municipal public safety agencies will have extra staffing to handle this influx.

  • Based on reports from the 2017 Eclipse states, TRAFFIC will be the biggest issue.

  • All hotels and campgrounds are sold out or will be soon.

  • As of now, ALL HSC schools, except Ouachita School District, will be CLOSED.

What can you do?

  • Get fuel and groceries the week before in case of shortages (locally).

  • Stay home the day of the eclipse to avoid traffic.

  • If you must travel that day plan for extended travel time (3X-4X normal).

  • Get eclipse glasses and enjoy the show. (The library will have them starting 3/8/24)

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Check back for more information!

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