Three US States Face Flooding of ‘Historic Magnitude’

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Canton, MO, June 20, 2008 -- Farmland near Canton are impacted by flood waters stemming from the Mississippi River. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

(Worthy News) - Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold.

More than a week of violent weather, including downpours and deadly tornadoes, has lashed the central United States, bringing record-breaking floods to parts of the states, turning highways into lakes and submerging all but the roofs of some homes.

“This is a flood of historic magnitude,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told a news conference Wednesday, joined by state and federal emergency officials. He said of the Arkansas River: “It’s a beautiful sight until it comes to get you.” [ Source: VOA News (Read More...) ]

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