At 6: Emergency workers plan for large-scale disaster in Ark.

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Emergency responders from across the state are meeting in Little Rock Wednesday. The group is discussing and developing plans in case there is a large-scale emergency or disaster in the state.

    The conference includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency managers, and other public safety departments. These groups are working on improving communication with each other in the event of an emergency. Their main priority is effectively distributing information to people who would be affected by the disaster across the state.

    Some of the scenarios the agencies are planning for include: flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, airline accidents, and Amber Alerts. Chris Essid, director of the Office of Emergency Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is the guest speaker.

    THV's Dustin Wilson is attending the event. He will have a report on what the groups discuss on THV at 6:00.

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