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Sat May 25, 2019, 05:51 AM

US state of Arkansas declares emergency over flooding

https://www.dw.com/en/us-state-of-arkansas-declares-emergency-over-flooding/a-48871654

US state of Arkansas declares emergency over flooding

Date 25.05.2019

At least seven people have died in the storms which continue to pound the central US, with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declaring a state of emergency on Friday "in anticipation of severe flooding."

"I have ordered 2 [National Guard] high-water teams to western Arkansas tomorrow as the Arkansas River is likely to crest at record levels," he wrote on Twitter. "I will deploy more soldiers as needed."

The US Army Corps of Engineers warned the population to keep away from the river during the Memorial Day weekend, which many Americans spend at barbecues, or camping outdoors.

The Corps also increased the flow of water from the Keystone Dam near Tulsa, which is located on the Arkansas River in the state of Oklahoma. The water levels in Tulsa measured 22 feet (6.71 meters) Friday, putting it four feet (1.22 meters) above flood stage. Residents living near the river were urged to leave their homes.
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The water levels are expected to reach 41 feet (12.5 meters) by Sunday near Fort Smith, Arkansas, downstream from Tulsa. This would put the river nearly 20 feet (6 meters) above the flood line and 3 feet (0.9 meters) above the current record from 1945.
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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:54 AM

1. Links to NWS Little Rock and flood table

https://www.weather.gov/lzk/

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Sat May 25, 2019, 06:00 AM

2. I crossed over the Arkanss River yesterday. I have never seen it this high before.

Water has reached the base of the levee on the north side and the fields on the south side look like a lake. It's flowing very swiftly with a lot of debris washing downstream.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 06:54 AM

3. Mother nature can be really frightening,

 

and global warming is making her more frightening.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:50 AM

4. My granddaughter lives in Van Buren. Yes, the river is extremely high.

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