Jefferson County, Arkansas
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Flood Warning
ARC001-011-041-043-069-079-085-095-117-145-147-221600-
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Bradley AR-Woodruff AR-Prairie AR-Lonoke AR-Desha AR-Monroe AR-
Jefferson AR-White AR-Drew AR-Lincoln AR-Arkansas AR-
357 AM CST THU FEB 22 2018

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Northeastern Bradley County in southeastern Arkansas...
Southern Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...
Prairie County in central Arkansas...
Southeastern Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
Desha County in southeastern Arkansas...
Monroe County in eastern Arkansas...
Central Jefferson County in southeastern Arkansas...
Southeastern White County in central Arkansas...
Drew County in southeastern Arkansas...
Lincoln County in southeastern Arkansas...
Arkansas County in southeastern Arkansas...

* Until 1000 AM CST Thursday

* At 355 AM CST, local law enforcement reported heavy rain causing
flooding across the warned area. Portions of Highway 278 east of
Monticello have been closed due to high water. Numerous other
roadways are impassable and many creeks and rivers in the area are
overflowing their banks.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Monticello... Stuttgart...
Dumas... Brinkley...
Dermott... Star City...
Rosedale... Des Arc...
Clarendon... Hazen...
De Valls Bluff... Rohwer...
Altheimer... Gould...
Gillett... Holly Grove...
Humphrey... Wilmar...
Grady... Arkansas City...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

&&

LAT...LON 3402 9099 3396 9097 3397 9109 3378 9099
3378 9114 3367 9123 3360 9113 3352 9125
3356 9145 3339 9146 3339 9202 3409 9195
3520 9151 3519 9104 3500 9104 3500 9115
3491 9115 3434 9100 3412 9112 3407 9088

$$

Flood Watch
ARZ016-024-025-032>034-039>047-052>057-062>069-222230-
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Independence-Cleburne-Jackson-Faulkner-White-Woodruff-Perry-Polk-
Montgomery-Garland-Saline-Pulaski-Lonoke-Prairie-Monroe-Pike-
Clark-Hot Spring-Grant-Jefferson-Arkansas-Dallas-Cleveland-
Lincoln-Desha-Ouachita-Calhoun-Bradley-Drew-
Including the cities of Batesville, Oil Trough, Pleasant Plains,
Heber Springs, Greers Ferry, Drasco, Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton,
Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, Searcy, Beebe, El Paso,
Rose Bud, Georgetown, Augusta, McCrory, Cotton Plant, Perryville,
Fourche Junction, Houston, Cove, Mena, Big Fork, Vandervoort,
Wickes, Mount Ida, Norman, Pine Ridge, Washita, Hot Springs,
Hot Springs Village, Jessieville, Pearcy, Royal, Benton, Bryant,
Bauxite, Avilla, Haskell, Paron, Little Rock, North Little Rock,
Sherwood, Maumelle, Jacksonville, Wrightsville, Cabot, Lonoke,
England, Humnoke, Des Arc, Devalls Bluff, Hazen, Ulm, Brinkley,
Clarendon, Holly Grove, Pine city, Roe, Antoine, Delight,
Glenwood, Murfreesboro, Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity, Okolona,
Malvern, Bismarck, Donaldson, Bonnerdale, Rockport, Glen Rose,
Sheridan, Prattsville, Poyen, Leola, Pine Bluff, Humphrey,
Redfield, Altheimer, Stuttgart, De Witt, Gillett, Saint Charles,
Fordyce, Princeton, Manning, Sparkman, Kingsland, Rison,
Mount Elba, Rye, Star City, Gould, Grady, Garrett Bridge, Dumas,
Mcgehee, Rohwer, Arkansas City, Camden, Bearden, Chidester,
Stephens, Hampton, Thornton, Tinsman, Harrell, Warren, Hermitage,
Moro Bay, Banks, Vick, Monticello, Lacey, Collins, Montongo,
and Wilmar
422 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of CENTRAL ARKANSAS, EASTERN ARKANSAS, NORTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, and WESTERN
ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and White. In EASTERN ARKANSAS, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Cleburne and
Independence. In SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In WESTERN ARKANSAS, Montgomery and Polk.

* Through Saturday evening

* Three to locally more than five inches of rain occurred in much
of southern, central, and eastern Arkansas the last couple of
days. Several more rounds of showers and isolated thunderstorms
are in the forecast through Saturday as a front lifts toward the
state from the Gulf Coast, and a storm system arrives from the
Plains. Two to four inches of additional precipitation is in
the forecast, with locally higher amounts.

* Given recent heavy rain, the ground is saturated and cannot hold
much additional moisture. There have already been numerous high
water reports, including flooding of roads and road closures. If
expected rainfall amounts are realized, this could become a
dangerous situation, with water possibly getting into homes and
businesses in places.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

&&

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