CRDC, ADEM Offering Services in Marmaduke Today

APRIL 6, 2006 - Posted at 8:01 a.m. CST, posted at 9:05 a.m.

MARMADUKE, AR - Residents of storm-torn Marmaduke will be able to seek assistance at the Marmaduke satellite office of the Crowley's Ridge Development Council's Human Services section.  That facility, located at 210 East Main Street, escaped damage in Sunday's storm.

Area CRDC Coordinator Carrie Cooper said the office will be providing Wal-Mart gift cards for tornado victims in need of basic necessities, and will further be available to provide lodging assistance for those in need.  The agency's food pantry will also be open.

To contact the Marmaduke office, call 870-597-2756.

Meanwhile, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management's (ADEM) Tornado Recovery and Community Enhancement Team (TRACE) will be on hand starting today in Marmaduke, at the fire station at 104 South First Street.  The TRACE team will be available until 7 p.m. this evening, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and from 8 a.m. until noon on Sunday.