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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 1:47 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...
Prairie County in central Arkansas...
Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
Faulkner County in central Arkansas...
Monroe County in eastern Arkansas...
White County in central Arkansas...
Saline County in central Arkansas...
Pulaski County in central Arkansas...

* until 800 PM CDT Sunday

* at 146 PM CDT, a number of roadways were reported to be underwater
in the warned area. Runoff continues from recent heavy fainfall,
and flooding will continue, or develop from the runoff.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Little Rock... North Little Rock...
Conway... Benton...
Sherwood... Jacksonville...
Cabot... Searcy...
west Little Rock... Maumelle...
Bryant... Hot Springs Village...
Batesville... downtown Little Rock...
Newport... Heber Springs...
Lonoke... Brinkley...
Fairfield Bay... Augusta...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3434 9100 3456 9129 3441 9268 3459 9281
      3464 9298 3486 9307 3483 9274 3491 9275
      3494 9254 3537 9248 3537 9225 3571 9224
      3571 9184 3594 9176 3589 9104 3501 9104
      3500 9114 3492 9115 3435 9100


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1212 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Des Arc.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 11:00 am Sunday the stage was 22.5 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage overnight and
continue to rise to near 30.5 feet by Tuesday, may 9th.
* Impacts at 21.0 feet... minor flooding of farmlands within the levees.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... many acres of farmland flooded within the
levees. Water is backing up bayou Des Arc and Cypress bayou.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... numerous County roads and bridges inundated.
Many dollars in damages in Prairie County. Extensive farmland and
Timberland flooded. Backwater flooding of Wattensaw bayou and bayou
Des Arc. Patrolling of kitty Barnes levee on East Bank begins.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Lower White River
Des Arc 24 22.5 sun 11 am 24.4 25.6 26.5 27.2 28.0




Lat... Lon 3466 9139 3477 9150 3500 9155 3498 9142
3482 9138 3472 9129






1212 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Georgetown.
* From this evening until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 11:00 am Sunday the stage was 20.2 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
rise to near 27.0 feet by Sunday evening.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... State Highway 36 to Georgetown may be
flooding due to backwater up Little Red river, especially during
locally heavy rainfall or high White River stage. Levee on north
side of the Little Red river protecting The Bald knob National
wildlife Refuge, primarily cropland, may be overtopped.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... backwater up Little Red river floods
bottomland near West Point and Georgetown. Numerous roads and bridges
flooded west of the river. Extensive area of cropland in white,
Woodruff, and prairie counties flooded. State Highway 36 is probably
flooded and impassable. Georgetown and Nimmo could be isolated by
floodwater. Residents should either leave or have provisions for a
prolonged stay.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Lower White River
Georgetown 21 20.2 sun 11 am 21.7 22.6 23.5 24.5 25.4




Lat... Lon 3500 9155 3508 9151 3514 9152 3515 9137
3506 9139 3498 9142






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