A levee along the Arkansas River has breached, prompting a flash flood warning and evocation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Emergency officials have recommended that about 160 homes be evacuated. (May 31)
More unwelcome rain is forecasting this week in much of the central and southern US.
"Many locations from the central and southern plains into the Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley could see 1 to 3 inches of rain in the week ahead. "
To make matters worse, rain from a The Tropical Weather from the Western Gulf of Mexico may begin to hit the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
The weather system, which would be named Tropical Storm Barry 39 mph, now sitting in the Gulf just east of Mexico.
Floodwaters surround homes in Fort.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the "system is expected to move slowly northwestward toward the northeastern coast of Mexico and could become a tropical cyclone before it moves inland in a day or two."
Regardless of what's happening, it's becoming a tropical storm. "
Heavy rainfall from the system is likely to spread to southeastern Texas and Louisiana through Thursday, the hurricane center warned.
The worst of the river is now in Arkansas and Missouri, the National Weather Service said.
Along the Arkansas River in Arkansas, communities were preparing for more record-breaking crests. Officials have ordered mandatory evacuations for about 500 homes that are located in the levee system in Jefferson County, just southwest of Little Rock.
Just horrible scenes down at Jefferson County and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, "tweeted Brian Emfinger of KATV-TV's Little Rock, on Sunday.
In North Little Rock,
"We've lived here for 12 years. Never been like this, "said Larry Campbell as he packed his little North Rock home into the back of a truck, according to KTHT-TV in Little Rock. "It's tough. It's really tough. "
" You've just made a decision because you're going to loose everything, "said Campbell, as he choked back tears.
In Missouri, the Missouri and Mississippi rivers are now inundated homes and businesses.
In St. Louis, the baseball games were left without hot water
heavy rainfall over the past few weeks shattered all-time to record levels in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
So far, during the prolonged victories of heavy rain, the Weather Channel said.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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