Authorities are warning small communities and cabin dwellers along the White River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas that they will soon be affected by rising waters that have flooded more than half the state.
A hydrologist at the National Weather Service says that
residents are going to see a rise of a foot a day. The refuge is
located in the floodplain of the White River near where it meets
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning
for points along the White River (downstream from Des Arc).
Governor Mike Beebe has declared 39 counties disaster areas, and
President Bush issued a federal disaster declaration for 35
Recent heavy rains also flooded parts of Ohio, Indiana and
southern Illinois. The weather has been linked to at least 17