Arkansas: Levee fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest

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Arkansas: Levee fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest
Arkansas: Levee fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest
Arkansas: Levee fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest
Arkansas: Levee fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest

Levee fails in Arkansas, residents evacuate Missouri town.

The Black River levee has failed in Pocahontas, prompting a flash flood warning for Southeastern Randolph County and Central Lawrence County through tomorrow.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis issued the warning at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday which is in effect until 6:45 a.m. Thursday. NWS Memphis says an emergency manager reported the levee failure at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday.

The warning area includes Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Black Rock, College City, Portia, O’kean, Powhatan, Giles Spur, Shannon, Dicus, Fender, Elnora, Manson and Lesterville.

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“Flood waters are moving down the Black River,” the NWS alert stated. “Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.”

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