Arkansas Authorities Brace For More Flooding After Showers

Jun 1, 2015

Communities in central and southwest Arkansas are preparing for more river flooding as record rainfall from Oklahoma makes its way downriver.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management activated its emergency operations center Monday after high water reports.

Officials have helped evacuate people in Miller and Jefferson counties but no injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service reports major flooding along the Arkansas River in northwest and central Arkansas and along the Red River near the Texas border.

More than 10 inches of rain has fallen across most of Oklahoma and western Arkansas during the past 30 days. Some areas have received more than 20 inches.

The storms have killed at least 31 people in Oklahoma and Texas. There are at least 10 people missing in Texas and one in Arkansas.