Here’s the latest from the KMLK News Room…
Parts of Camden and Ouachita County were still without power Sunday evening following severe storms Friday evening. According to the Entergy Arkansas outage map, as of 7 pm Sunday 1,491 people were without electricity.
Another area vaccine clinic is coming to the area. The Columbia County Health Clinic will be administering the vaccine Thursday, April 15 at 8 am. The vaccines will be administered as long as they are available. There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine. People should bring their insurance cards if they have one.
Meanwhile, Arkansans age 16 and over are eligible now to receive covid-19 vaccinations. For help making a covid-19 vaccination appointment, or for related questions, phone the Arkansas Department of Health’s vaccination scheduling hot line at (800) 985-6030, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The Health Department posts a list of covid-19 vaccination clinics around the state. Some accept appointments, and others are first-come, first-served.
Petroleum products demand is expected to rise for the summer driving season as the impacts of COVID-19 decline in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The increased demand for gasoline and diesel amid higher crude oil prices is expected to contribute to higher fuel prices this summer, from last summer. International benchmark Brent crude oil prices are expected to be 78% higher this summer at an average of $64 per barrel, compared to the $36 per barrel average last summer.