2024 Tornado

See the flyers listed below for additional medical resources. UAMS Health Six Bridges Clinic offers help for adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 21. The number to schedule an appointment is 501-526-8487. You can learn more by visiting https://psychiatry.uams.edu/

UMAS Health also has AR Connect Now. If you are experiencing increased stress or other urgent concerns, call AR ConnectNow at 1-800-482-9921. You can learn more by visiting UAMS.health/ARconnectnow

05/30/2024: So much is happening everyday that it is hard to stay up with all that is going on. Keep your eye out on Facebook for all the fantastic posts that are happening. It is encouraging to see how the community has come together for this event, the amount of donations that has filtered in is amazing. But the amazing thing to see through all of this is the love that has poured in; the hard work; the tiredness that has exhausted each and everyone, the ideas of how to help that have floated around the community! This is a strong community in so many ways! Decatur is letting her light shine through all that have donated, volunteered, and have worked endless hours to help those who have a need. This is what life is all about!

Sheepdog came and set up their command post at TNT Express. If you need help in ground zero cleanup, or would like to volunteer, please reach out to them there. TNT Express is located at 1196 Hwy 59.

The Simmons Fitness Center located at 248 Church Ave has been open from 7am to 7pm for those who need a shower, cool place to rest, and recharge phones. The shower rooms are presently stocked with personal hygiene items. The Decatur Schools have supplied towels and washcloths. 

Different varieties of supplies have been donated to Decatur Schools, the First Baptist Church, and City hall. The school has tarps, batteries, paper goods, blankets, contractor size trash bags, and are offering snack packs. They have a huge variety of things. They are also offering a place for showers. They are open from 9 am to 3:30 pm and Their address is 1498 Stadium Ave. 

The First Baptist Church is offering hot meals. They are open from 8am to 8 pm. They also have an outreach of laundry services, as well as helping put gas in the cars gas tanks. They have cold water, as well as clothing, and other items that you may need such as pet food. They are located at 213 Roller Ave. 

You can come to City Hall for McKee Food Products, water, sports drinks, baby wipes, and some pet food. Red Cross has been in the area visiting with the individuals who have been affected by the tornadoes, and will soon begin case to case interviews. Those will be held at the community room here at City Hall once those get underway. Again if you need assistance with medical supplies, notify the Red cross at 1-800-233-2767. 

05/29/2024 Update: Red Cross has been so kind to offer their services to our citizens. They are in the area and are still making their services available. If you need medical help, don't hesitate to reach out to them. They do have registerd nurses that can help you. Today they have helped a local citizen with medical needs. This person is an insulin dependent diabetic who lost insulin and other medical supplies that is very much needed. We are so touched and so grateful for their services here in Decatur!!!

CIty Hall has quilts, water, sports drinks, baby wipes, toothbrushes, soap, laundry detergents, dry sheets, and deodorant available. We are here from 8 am to 4:30 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Coming soon the City of Decatur has several parks throughout the city that we do not allow camping in, however, ordinance 14-02 allows the city to open up and allow camping during special events. The Mayor is making Veteran's Park available for camping in travel trailers to those who need a place to stay. There will be an application available. Please keep an eye on this page for further information. 

Also the Decatur School has opened their showers at the gym up for anyone as well. They are located at 1498 Stadium Ave. They will be open from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

TNT express is offering free bungee cords, straps, and tarps. It is located at 1196 Hwy 59.

The command post for Sheepdog will be at 1196 Hwy 59, TNT Express at 8am tomorrow May 30th. If you would like to help, or need help, stop by and see them.

    05/28/2024  While people across the United States were celebrating Memorial day weekend by decorating the graves of their lossed loved ones and firing up the grill to spend fellowship time with family and friends, others were kicking off the summer weekend with camping, hiking, or doing some other favorite activity with their loved ones. However, those in Northwest Arkansas, and more locally, in Decatur Arkansas, were cleaning up after a disasterous tornado wiped out many family homes early on Sunday morning. We understand that many are without clothing, no food, no shelter, no medicines, and even pets. We have developed this page to put as much information out there and resources that will help as many of those families as we can. This is a time when the community is pulling together in unity, and we are so thankful for all!

Here are some resources that are currently available:

The Red Cross is set up in a mobile unit as of Tuesday, May 28th at the Decatur First Baptist Church. They are offering cleanup resources. However if you call 1-800-733-2767, they do have other resources such as medical that they can help you with. The Red Cross is also sending out a mobile unit to the hardest hit areas of Decatur. The Red Cross will be here as long as the community needs them. 

This evening, around 5:30 pm May 28th, the Salvation Army will be here with hot meals, clothing, and cleanup supplies. They will be traveling out to the hardest hit areas first, but be on the look out for them. They will be here as long as the community needs them.

There are baby wipes, sports drinks, and water available at City Hall. You can stop in during our offices hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and pick some up. 

The First Baptist Church is offering meals everyday this week from 8am to 8pm. They have plenty of food to cover all meals, and drinks for all. 

Benton County has a link for any citizen that has structural damage to report their damage. It is recommened that you take pictures of your damage for records for any future help and for insurance purposes. There is also a list of coummunity resources for help for all of those who need tornado relief. Click Here for access to the list.

If you have a lost pet due to the tornado, please send us pictures. We would like to get you reunited with your furbaby. You can email your photos and information to jsimpson@decaturar.us

Please continue to stay tuned to this page for updates of other resources and items that are available. 

If you would like to share videos or photos with the community, please feel free to email them to jsimpson@decaturar.us. The Mayor will review before posting.

Thank you.