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Levee breaks in Arkansas as record flooding continues to plague the region

06 May 2017, 02:15 | Amanda Barker

Pocahontas flooding

Pocahontas flooding

Pocahontas, which is in Randolph County, had its Black River levee breached Wednesday morning.

As flood waters continue to rise in northeast Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is sending additional manpower and resources to the area.

"Today they have identified nine levee breaches in Randolph County alone, three of these breaches of the levees appear to be categorized as major, and this, of course, impacts the flooding in Lawrence County, which we're watching very carefully", Hutchinson said in a press conference.

7 people in Arkansas are dead as a result of flooding in the state so far, and the worst of the flooding is yet to come.

More than 400 flights were delayed on Thursday at the Capital International Airport after visibility fell to between 1.25-2.25 miles (2-3.6 km). A school bus trying to drive on a flooded road got stuck and almost tipped over near the town of Iowa, Louisiana.

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Heavy rainfall that started last weekend sparked flooding and forced the closure of hundreds of roads in Missouri, Arkansas and IL.

The Meramec reached record and near-record levels at several towns after torrential rains last weekend caused a sudden jump in the river level. Businesses ... homes ... and any structures will flood.

At least seven people have been killed due to the severe storms and heavy flooding in Arkansas since April 26.

St. Louis County officials are warning that floodwater can contain raw sewage, chemicals and others dangers. Wild animals displaced by flooding also pose a potential threat. A levee at Valley Park, Missouri, is holding, as is a sandbag levee consisting of 250,000 bags in nearby Eureka. "Move to higher ground now".

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