Report: Over $14 Million In Damages In Arkansas County From Floods

Jul 14, 2015

Flooding in Miller county on May 29, which is adjacent to Little River County and was also impacted by flood waters.
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A report shows that recent floods in a southwest Arkansas county caused more than $14 million in damages.

The county's emergency coordinator says that around half of the land in Little River County was flooded by nearby bodies of water, including the Red River, following severe weather in May and June.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that the report was prepared by county officials and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. The study shows more than 20 county roads were closed due to flooding.

Damages in the county include 5,000 acres in soybeans that were planted and lost and 7,000 acres of lost corn, which had been valued at around $4 million.