City of Rogers provides storm recovery information to residents

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — In the aftermath of severe weather early in the morning of May 26, the city of Rogers is providing recovery information to its residents.

According to Rogers in a press release, residents are encouraged to stay indoors if possible.

“Downed power lines and gas leaks pose significant hazards, and it is important to allow emergency crews to work without obstruction. If you do leave your home, exercise extreme caution and avoid any areas with visible damage or emergency activity,” according to the city.

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Below is a list of energy providers and their emergency response plans. These sources also allow you to view impacted areas and get updates on outages.

Benton County Emergency Management – Report damage and get other helpful information

Carroll Electric – View the Emergency Response Plan here

SWEPCO – View outage updates here

Black Hills Energy – Customers are urged to inspect their natural gas meters for storm damage and be mindful of the following natural gas safety reminders:

  • Natural gas smells like rotten eggs for a reason. If your nose picks up this scent, immediately leave the area and call 911 once you’re away from the site.

  • If you smell natural gas, leave your home immediately and call 911, then call Black Hills Energy at 888-890-5554.

  • Wait for Black Hills Energy or emergency personnel to arrive before re-entering the building. Emergency personnel will let you know when it is safe to return.

  • Do not turn on lights, ignite a flame, use a cell phone or use anything that might cause a spark, including a flashlight or a generator.

Rogers encourages residents who wish to help in this emergency to start locally in their neighborhoods.

The city recommends starting with simple acts such as checking on neighbors, especially the elderly and those with limited mobility.

“Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our residents. We are fortunate that there have been no injuries or fatalities reporter, and we ask everyone to remain cautious and patient as we work to restore normalcy,” Rogers Mayor Greg Hines said.

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