BEEBE, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's been nearly a year since thousands of dead black birds fell from the sky in Beebe. The small town received national attention for the bizarre event and some residents aren't ruling out a repeat.
As we approach the anniversary of the black birds falling from the sky the Beebe Police department is scheduling extra officers to do what they can to make sure it doesn't happen again.
You may remember on New Year's Day about 4,000 black birds fell from the sky all over the city. Official say blunt force trauma to the birds caused them to fall from the sky and many say fireworks could be the reason they died.
Charles Moore lives in Windwood, one of the neighborhoods where most of the birds landed, and says he thinks it could happen again. He says, "You know I think it might and here's one reason there are more red winged birds out here than I have ever seen," explains Moore. Moore says he will be out on his front porch with a camera on New Year's Eve just in case.
The Beebe Police department is allowing fireworks on the holiday as long as they are not commercial grade. Officers will be working overtime to make sure those rules are followed