The Arkansas Floodplain Management Association recently partnered with the National Weather Service to present two sets of “Turn Around Don’t Drown” signs to Montgomery County. The presentation was made at a low water crossing of the South Fork Creek, a tributary of the Ouachita River in Montgomery County. From left: National Weather Service Senior Meteorologist Tabitha Clarke; Montgomery County Road Superintendent Bart Williams; Montgomery County Senior Maintenance Technician Carroll Tarkington and Hot Springs Public Works Director / AFMA Southwest Arkansas Region Representative Denny McPhate. Not pictured: Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management Floodplain Coordinator Jerry Elizandro.
“Turn Around Don’t Drown” (or TADD) is a National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through floodwaters. Several counties are adopting TADD signs and posting them at locations where flash flooding often leads to water over the roads. The TADD signs will be posted in Montgomery County where the incidence of flooding is high and the onset of flooding is rapid. For information, contact Clarke, (501) 834-0308.