State of Emergency: Arkansas' Quichita River Has Burst its Banks!

Rain and snowmelt has triggered deadly flooding in parts of the Midwest and South.Arkansas’ Quichita River has burst its banks. At least three deaths have been reported.

  • Rain and snowmelt has triggered deadly flooding in parts of the Midwest and South.
  • Arkansas’ Ouachita River has burst its banks.
  • At least three deaths have been reported.
For thousands who live near waterways from Texas to Michigan, persistent flooding is expected to continue through the weekend, worsening in some areas before it gets better.  In numerous towns from the South to the Midwest, roads are closed and homes have been turned into islands.

The Ouachita River near Arkadelphia, Arkansas, burst its banks Friday, turning roads into rivers.
weather.com/news/news/2018-02-22-flood-impacts-south-midwest
 
www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/JetStream.aspx
 
Jet Stream
More heavy rain will exacerbate flooding in the central and southern U.S. this weekend. In addition, over portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Valleys, severe thunderstorms
www.weather.gov/
 
Most of Arkansas had received 4 to 10 inches of rain by Friday after 72 hours of downpours. Hundreds of roads were closed and emergency workers had conducted numerous water rescues.
It’s not over.
www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/feb/24/arkansas-rainy-days-swell-rivers-send-w-1/
 
Closure Report
www.idrivearkansas.com/travel_info/report?report_type=closures
Radar
National Weather Outlook
www.weather.gov/Radar
2 on the roads
www.severestudios.com/livechase/
radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=srx&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no
 
The Ouachita River is a 605-mile-long (974 km)[1] river that runs south and e-tahast through the U.S. states of Arkansas and Louisiana, joining the Tensas River to form the Black River near Jonesville, Louisiana. It is the 25th longest river in the United States (by main stem).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouachita_River
High water leads to rescue, school, road closures
www.hotsr.com/news/2018/feb/24/high-water-leads-to-rescue-school-road-/
 
h/t Goofy for God

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