severe weather http://ualrpublicradio.org en Governor Beebe Touring Flood Damage In East Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/governor-beebe-touring-flood-damage-east-arkansas <p>Gov. Mike Beebe is touring damage caused by ongoing flooding in an east Arkansas city.</p><p>The governor plans to visit Brinkley on Tuesday afternoon and tour damage caused by the flooding, which began with torrential rains on June 29. Beebe will be joined by the Brinkley mayor to tour flooded areas.</p><p>Parts of the city remain flooded more than a week after the heavy rainfall.</p><p>Beebe's office says they're currently awaiting results from damage assessments.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:14:26 +0000 Associated Press 26120 at http://ualrpublicradio.org NWS Confirms First Arkansas Tornado Of 2014 http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nws-confirms-first-arkansas-tornado-2014 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The National Weather Service has confirmed Arkansas' first tornado of 2014.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:11:46 +0000 Associated Press 21819 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Torrential Rainfall Expected In Arkansas Wednesday And Thursday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/torrential-rainfall-expected-arkansas-wednesday-and-thursday <p>The National Weather Service is predicting torrential rainfall across Arkansas on Wednesday and Thursday.</p><p>A slow moving cold front will move into the western part of the state Wednesday afternoon and rain will begin to develop. It will become widespread overnight.</p><p>Heavy rain will continue throughout the day Thursday and should taper off by late Thursday afternoon.</p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Tabitha Clark says the moisture that is currently in place will interact with the cold front and cause the potential for flash flooding.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:59:23 +0000 Sheila Clark 13637 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Rules For Rescuers Can't Predict Storm Turns http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/rules-rescuers-cant-predict-storm-turns <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The chief of enforcement for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says there's no sign that a wildlife officer and the Scott County sheriff violated regulations when they tried to rescue two women&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">during a flash flood May 31.</span></p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:49:39 +0000 Associated Press 5976 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Funeral Set For Wildlife Officer Killed In Floods http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/funeral-set-wildlife-officer-killed-floods <p>Funeral services have been scheduled for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer who died while trying to help rescue two women from rising floodwaters.</p><p>Commission spokesman Keith Stephens said in a Wednesday news release that services for Wildlife Officer 1st Class Joel Campora will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Waldron High School football field. Stephens says Game and Fish Commission commissioners plan to attend the service.</p><p>Campora died alongside Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter last Friday while trying to save the women from flash floods.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:13:16 +0000 Associated Press 5759 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Police: 'Confirmed Fatalities' In Arkansas Floods http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/police-confirmed-fatalities-arkansas-floods <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Arkansas State Police say there are "confirmed fatalities" in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State police spokesman Bill Sadler would not say how many deaths were confirmed from the flooding or whether they involve the missing sheriff and warden.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sadler says the pair went missing while checking on a home in the Y City area where floodwaters had risen.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:28:56 +0000 Associated Press 5434 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Heavy Storms On Tap For The Midwest http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/more-heavy-storms-tap-midwest <div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the man was killed late Thursday in </span>Tull<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 30 miles southwest of Little Rock.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:14:59 +0000 Associated Press 5433 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Crews Work To Restore Power After Severe Storms http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/crews-work-restore-power-after-severe-storms <p>Maintenance crews are working to restore power to multiple homes after severe weather swept through the state Wednesday evening, officials said Thursday.</p><p>The cold front produced a series of thunderstorms and tornadoes across several portions of Arkansas, leaving more than 10,000 residents without power. The outages were caused primarily by lightning and high winds that accompanied the storms, which subsided by Thursday morning.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:57:35 +0000 Liz Fox 2551 at http://ualrpublicradio.org