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Arkansas prepares as White River rises; member of Trump administration visits state

Preparations along White wrap up; ag secretary visits state

By Kenneth Heard , Ryan Tarinelli

This article was published May 8, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Houses along Taylor Bay Road in Augusta are flooded by the swollen White River on Sunday. At center left is an elevated section of U.S. 64.

A boat travels across flooded Arkansas 36 west of Georgetown on Sunday after checking on a farm that was submerged by the White River.

A levee along the White River just south of Augusta keeps water from flooding to the east Sunday.

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Emergency officials finished preparations for rising waters along the White River by evacuating more residents and placing sandbags around businesses, and residents in Pocahontas for the first time Sunday were able to see damage done to their homes by the flooded Black River.

A boat travels across flooded Arkansas 36 west of Georgetown on Sunday after checking on a farm that was submerged by the White River.

A levee along the White River just south of Augusta keeps water from flooding to the east Sunday.

Flooding in Arkansas


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BPH says... May 8, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.

The White River does not flow into the Arkansas River! It is a tributary of the Mississippi River! Seems to be a common misconception in these parts.

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