Craighead OEM Director Honored; ADEM Readies for Gustav

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator David Moore has been honored by not only his peers in northeast Arkansas, but others in the state as well.  Thursday at the state Emergency Management Conference in Fort Smith, Moore was honored as the Northeast Arkansas Emergency Manager of the Year as well as the Arkansas Emergency Manager of the Year.

Meanwhile, the Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management (ADEM) is preparing to "stand up" its Emergency Operations Center today due to the potential threat poised to the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Gustav.  According to Craighead County OEM Deputy Coordinator Charles E. Jones, some Mid-South hotels are already starting to fill up with Gulf Coast evacuees.