Engineers have used sand bags to plug
two breaks in a levee on the Black River in Arkansas as the region
battles flooding caused by heavy rain.
State emergency management officials say the levee breaks
allowed river water to pour into outlying areas near the town of
Pocahontas during the night.
High water caused by last week's torrential rainfall also is
causing problems along the White River in eastern Arkansas. The
National Weather Service has warned residents of a half-dozen
counties along the river that they could face flooding.
Residents of wide areas of Missouri also have been battling