Arkansas Storm Cleanup

A Red Cross worker assessing flooding near Fort Smith.
Red Cross

As upriver flood levels recede in Arkansas the waters are beginning to rise downstream. The worst of the flooding along the Arkansas River appears to be over from Fort Smith to Morrilton to Little Rock. The river crested over the weekend in those spots but is just now rising to peak levels downstream. Brigette Williams with the Red Cross said it’s reflected in the organization’s response.

A hearing is planned for next week on proposed plans to renovate Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facilities near Mayflower that were damaged or destroyed by the April 27 tornado.

The Camp Robinson Special Use Area had featured a maintenance shed, clubhouse and dog training facilities in an area east of Mayflower and Lake Conway. The facilities sustained major damage in the EF4 twister that hit the area.

The state Department of Human Services says residents in a central Arkansas county affected by last week's severe weather can pre-register for disaster food assistance.

Officials say starting Tuesday, Faulkner County residents can pre-register from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a Conway mobile unit - located at 1000 East Siebenmorgen - for the Disaster-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Repair Work On Ice-Damaged Little Rock Roads

Dec 10, 2013

The ice may be melting after the storm, but significant road damage it still being repaired. The City of Little Rock’s Public Works Department is working to fix potholes and ice issues around town.

Operations Manager Eric Petty says the lingering cold temperatures have made cleanup efforts difficult. He said Tuesday that the city is still cleaning up residential areas and potholes throughout the city.