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Arkansas, Sebastian

Flash Flood Warning

Statement as of 4:31 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2015


... Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Washington... Madison...
Crawford... Carroll and Benton counties in northwest Arkansas... and
Sebastian and Franklin counties in west central Arkansas... and
eastern Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma... and eastern Adair
and southeastern Delaware counties in northeast Oklahoma... and
northeastern Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma until 900 PM
CDT...

At 427 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with very heavy rain over the warned area. Radar
estimates that between 2 and 3 inches of rain has fallen over
portions of northwest Arkansas and more light to moderate rain is
ongoing. Reports of flooding have recently been received from
Greenwood. Water rescues have also occurred earlier in Washington
County.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to
occur. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Bentonville... Berryville... Cedarville... Charleston... Eureka
Springs... Fayetteville... Fort Smith... Huntsville... Mountainburg...
Natural Dam... Ozark... Rogers... Siloam Springs... Springdale... Van
Buren... Alma... Altus... Arkoma... Aurora... Barling... Beaver... Bella
Vista... Blackburn... Bloomer... Bonanza... Boston... branch...
Brentwood... Burnville and Carrollton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.


Lat... Lon 3612 9347 3597 9345 3587 9352 3577 9351
      3576 9369 3538 9370 3540 9380 3532 9381
      3532 9390 3523 9393 3522 9402 3513 9404
      3514 9413 3507 9423 3496 9424 3493 9444
      3654 9464 3651 9461 3650 9330 3612 9329


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309 PM CDT sun may 24 2015

... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
... This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 PM Sunday, the stage was 23.60 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue rising to
near 33.0 feet Tuesday before dawn then begin falling.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet, damaging flooding occurs along the Arkansas
River floodplain from Moffett, Oklahoma downstream to lock and dam
13. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are flooded.
Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer Parks next to Lee Creek.
Some residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. This
is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.


Lat... Lon 3540 9454 3531 9454 3531 9422 3539 9422 3549 9439





Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:43 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
areas... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford... Franklin...
   Madison... Sebastian and Washington. In Oklahoma... Adair...
Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh... Muskogee... Nowata...
Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Osage... Ottawa... Pawnee... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa... Wagoner and
Washington.

* Through Monday morning

* showers and isolated thunderstorms will remain widespread
through the evening... before tapering off from west to east
during the early morning hours on Monday. Widespread heavy
rainfall has fallen over the past 24 hours with numerous reports
of Road closures across much of eastern Oklahoma and western
Arkansas. Additionally... many rivers and smaller streams are
flooded and many have yet to crest.

* Additional rainfall totals around 1 inch will be possible
through tonight... with isolated amounts near 2 inches
possible... with the heaviest amounts most likely across far
eastern Oklahoma through western Arkansas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Life threatening flooding is ongoing in some areas and any
additional rainfall will only worsen conditions. Be prepared to
heed flood warnings and act quickly.

If you are in the watch area... keep informed... and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Have a means of receiving any warnings issued such as a
weather radio.

If you live near... or travel across a stream... creek or river
subject to flooding... now is the time to prepare for dangerous
flooding.




Local Storm Report



05/24/2015 0506 PM

Lavaca, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Flooding at the Lavaca city Hall and park. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0506 PM

Lavaca, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Flooding at the Lavaca city Hall and park. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0341 PM

Greenwood, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Major flooding to a farm in Greenwood. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0506 PM

Lavaca, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Flooding at the Lavaca city Hall and park. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0506 PM

Lavaca, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Flooding at the Lavaca city Hall and park. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0341 PM

Greenwood, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Major flooding to a farm in Greenwood. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0341 PM

Greenwood, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Major flooding to a farm in Greenwood. Social media
            report.





05/24/2015 0204 PM

Lavaca, Sebastian County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.


            Adams street in Lavaca flooded.



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