The City of Hot Springs reports the following damages, following a line of strong thunderstorms that moved through central Arkansas at midday:
The Sanitation Department office at 218 Runyon Street, along with the Regional Recycling Center behind it, is without power and phone service. Customers can call (501)321-6921 until power is restored.
The second-floor interim city manager’s office at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, sustained wind damages when a large floor-to-ceiling window shattered, causing Interim City Manager Bill Burrough to temporarily operate from the City Hall Annex, 111 Opera Street.
The Police Department reported 27 storm-related calls as of 2 p.m., including roads blocked by downed trees and power lines; scattered limbs and other debris in roadways; and numerous power and traffic signal outages.
The Street Division is working with Police and Fire to barricade about 25 areas with downed trees, most with utility lines involved. Streets with only one means of ingress/egress are being prioritized, while those having alternate access will likely be addressed after daylight tomorrow. Street is also clearing out blocked storm drains to alleviate flooding. No major flooding has been reported.
A partial list of affected streets includes Lake Hamilton Drive, Trojan Terrace, Casalinda Circle, Prospect Avenue, Idlewood Street, Hillside Terrace, Quapaw Avenue, Trivista, Trivista Right, Hobson Avenue, Mills Terrace, Pullman Street, Bellaire Loop, Greenwood Avenue, Grand Avenue, and the following intersections: Third/Greenwood, Greenwood/School, Bell/Oakwood, East Grand/Murray, Quapaw/Hawthorne, and East St. Louis/Indiana.
Power outages were reported along sections of Ouachita Avenue, including the Garland County Courthouse and Garland County Courts Building; Central Avenue and Grand Avenue.
Building damages within city limits include a two-story brick office building at Ouachita Avenue and Orange Street, where fallen bricks covered the sidewalk and hit a car parked nearby.