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Slow swell arrives at PB homes

updated: 05/30/2015 3:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Dozens of Pine Bluff residents who live along the Arkansas River spent Friday defending their homes from rising water, with some sandbagging them and others praying that the flood will spare them.

Death toll at 24 in drenched Texas

posted: 05/30/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.

Flash flood, tornado watches issued in Arkansas

updated: 05/29/2015 3:01 p.m. Comment 1

Forecasters added a tornado watch Friday afternoon for several western Arkansas counties as a flash flood watch remains in effect through Saturday night for a large swath of Arkansas.

High water forces closure of second Red River bridge

posted: 05/29/2015 8:17 a.m. Comments 3

A second bridge across the Red River between Arkansas and Texas has closed because of high water, the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation said Friday.

Five counties get disaster label

updated: 05/29/2015 3:54 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared state disaster areas in five counties Friday because of flooding, including Faulkner County, after he flew over the swollen Arkansas River between Morrilton and Toad Suck.

Wary watch levees, exits along rain-gorged rivers

posted: 05/29/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

The rising Red River prompted scores of Garland residents to evacuate the small Miller County town Thursday, and officials kept a close watch on levees along the river.

Texas rain eases; rivers still rise

updated: 05/29/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.

Flood warnings for state rivers extended through Monday

posted: 05/28/2015 10:41 a.m. Comments 2

Flood warnings will continue through Monday for areas along the Arkansas and Fourche LaFave rivers, forecasters said Thursday.

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding

posted: 05/28/2015 8:12 a.m. Discuss

HOUSTON — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.

2 locks shut to barges as water bulge enters state, rolls downriver

posted: 05/28/2015 3:57 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials closed two locks and dams on the Arkansas River on Wednesday as water released upstream from Oklahoma flowed into the already-flooded waterway.

Mexican twister deaths at 14; 200 homes razed

updated: 05/28/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus that he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the wind picked up and torrential rain began to fall.

Storm deaths in 2 states at 21; in Texas, more rain

updated: 05/28/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 21 Wednesday, with 11 others missing.

11-inch rain has Houston under siege

updated: 05/27/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.

After 2 twisters, river up

updated: 05/27/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Storms that produced two tornadoes in Yell County on Monday dumped more rain overnight in the western half of the state and caused the Arkansas River to rise above flood stage again Tuesday.

Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

posted: 05/26/2015 11:06 a.m. Discuss

WIMBERLEY, Texas — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.


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