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Storms Cause Flooding In NEA & Mid-South; Shelter Open


Wednesday Night storms caused major flooding around Jonesboro.  E-911 reported 32 calls within an hour for vehicles that were stalled out or flooded.   

Flash flooding on the east side of the city also prompted emergency officials to open the Allen Park Community Center on Race Street for shelter.

Storms also caused major to minor flooding for various rivers in the area.  The National Weather Service in Memphis reported major flooding at Nonconnah Creek at Riverport Road in Shelby County.  The river was observed at about 63 feet; about 17 feet above flood stage.

Minor river flooding in Arkansas is being reported at the Black River at Black Rock and the White River in Augusta and Clarendon.

In Tennessee, the South Fork Forked Deer River in Halls and the Wolf River in Raleigh are also in Minor Flood Stage.

Get the latest updates on river stages on the National Weather Service website here.


(3/31/ 16, 7:57 am) The Cache River in Patterson, AR was recorded at minor flood stage.  The major flooding at the Nonconnah Creek at Riverport Road, TN was lifted.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.