Floods

In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River Friday, May 31, 2019, in Dardanelle, Ark. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 7:44 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River. Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they believe the river...
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Traffic moves over the I-540 bridge as the Arkansas River floods along Adams Street Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Van Buren, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
May 31, 2019 - 8:52 am
DARDANELLE, Ark. (AP) — A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials had...
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In this May 29, 2019 photo, Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa. About a quarter of his land was lost this year to Missouri River flooding, and much of his remaining property has been inundated with heavy rain and water from the neighboring Nishnabotna River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 3:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Between the country's trade dispute with China and the seemingly endless storms that have drenched the central U.S., Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt has had plenty of time to think about whether it's too late to plant this season, how much federal aid he might get if he does or...
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Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as water from the Arkansas River continue to rise. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)
May 30, 2019 - 6:06 am
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas River held steady at record levels Thursday morning, putting enormous pressure on aging levees and offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. In Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city, officials expected hundreds of homes to flood , while in...
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Repair and cleaning efforts begin on a neighborhood damaged by a tornado storm system that passed through the area, destroying homes and cutting off access to utilities, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Tens of thousands of Ohio residents were still without power or water Wednesday in the aftermath of strong tornadoes that spun through the Midwest. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 29, 2019 - 1:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the powerful storms battering parts of the U.S. (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The National Weather Service says at least three tornadoes touched down during strong storms that raked across Pennsylvania overnight. The weather service said Wednesday that the...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 photo, Larry Walls, a farmer and businessman stands at the edge of a backwater flooded road leading to his 560 acres of rented farm land near Louise, Miss. Walls can no longer drive to the property without the possibility of getting flooded or stuck. Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he’s been trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed his church, and he’s been shooting the snakes that slither out of a swollen creek submerging his backyard. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 29, 2019 - 6:47 am
HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) — Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta. Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood,...
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A home is protected by sandbags as floodwaters rise in west Tulsa near West 11th Street and South 53rd West Ave. Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 4:59 am
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Thunderstorms are expected to bring unwanted rain to areas along the Arkansas River, which is predicted to crest Wednesday well above record levels in western Arkansas. Forecasters nudged down by 1.5 feet the predicted crest near Fort Smith, the state's second-largest city...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019 file. Photo, tornado damage is seen in Jefferson City, Mo. Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people in Joplin, another big twister ripped through another Missouri community, Jefferson City, but with a far different result: No deaths, no serious injuries. The two storms share a May 22 date, the same state, and both happened in towns of similar size. Both tornadoes ravaged residential areas and business districts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 28, 2019 - 6:03 pm
INDIANPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — After several quiet years, the United States was threatening to break a major record for tornado activity this week as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the Midwest. On Monday, the U.S. tied...
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Homes are flooded near the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, May 24, 2019. The threat of potentially devastating flooding continued Friday along the Arkansas River from Tulsa into western Arkansas. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 3:54 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Historic flooding is hitting communities along the Arkansas River despite little rain in the region, thanks to downpours in areas father north and efforts by officials to control the powerful surge of water. Intense rain in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma strained aging dams...
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Volunteers fill sand bags at the soccer field parking lot in Chaffee Crossing, Ark., Saturday, May 25, 2019, for distribution throughout the area for flood prone areas around homes. (Jamie Mitchell/The Southwest Times Record via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 3:23 pm
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Residents in parts of Arkansas were preparing for what meteorologists on Sunday predicted will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week. The National Weather Service said in the statement that levee "over topping" is...
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