McCurtain Memorial Hospital, along with numerous other city, county, state and federal agencies have been planning and preparing for the April 8, 2024 eclipse. This truly once-in-a-lifetime event could draw as many as 250,000 people to McCurtain County where in Idabel, Oklahoma the total solar eclipse will last the longest at over 4 minutes.
Vicky Smith with the Museum of the Red River said on Thursday, she began studying and preparing for this event over six years ago and now leads a number of efforts to aid others in preparing for this event.
MMH will begin a massive campaign in the coming weeks to educate the community on ways to prepare for the eclipse and things to do before the event arrives. Stay tuned to our social media and website for important information.
The hospital has also formed a Solar Eclipse Readiness council to ensure we are prepared to handle the medical needs of our community during this historic event. Follow along with us as we plan and prepare for this exciting event.