Hundreds in shelters as record flooding hits Arkansas River

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:49

Temporary shelters were housing hundreds of people on Thursday following evacuations along the swollen Arkansas River, where officials kept a close eye on an aging levee system facing enormous pressure from enduring floodwaters.The river held steady at record levels, offering ...

Levees strained as Arkansas River stays at record levels

U.S. 05/30/19, 11:06

The Arkansas River held steady at record levels Thursday morning, putting enormous pressure on aging levees and offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. In Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city, officials expected hundreds of homes to flood , while in ...

Update: 1 Arkansas levee weakening, officials say

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:28

The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local):7:30 a.m.Officials in western Arkansas are carefully watching a levee that's beginning to deteriorate because of the overflowing Arkansas River.Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, ...

Update: Levees hold as Arkansas River nears crest

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:40

The Latest on severe flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma (all times local):10:40 a.m.Officials say the levee system along the Arkansas River is holding as the river nears a historic crest in western Arkansas.In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Victor ...

River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more rainfall looms

U.S. 05/29/19, 06:59

Thunderstorms are expected to bring unwanted rain to areas along the Arkansas River, which is predicted to crest Wednesday well above record levels in western Arkansas.Forecasters nudged down by 1.5 feet the predicted crest near Fort Smith, the state's second-largest ...

Intense rainfall in central US causing southern flooding

U.S. 05/28/19, 18:37

Historic flooding is hitting communities along the Arkansas River despite little rain in the region, thanks to downpours in areas farther north and efforts by officials to control the powerful surge of water. Intense rain in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma strained ...

Update: Officials reopen 2 Arkansas bridges

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:32

The Latest on severe flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas (all times local):2:30 p.m.Arkansas officials have reopened two bridges over the swollen Arkansas River after the rising water didn't reach anticipated levels, but they warn that flooding threats remain.Homes are flooded ...

More showers raise flooding fears in Oklahoma, Arkansas

U.S. 05/27/19, 10:24

Soaked areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are forecast to receive more rain, increasing flooding concerns along the already swollen Arkansas River.Tulsa County officials say some residents west of Tulsa have already evacuated their homes due to flooding. Downstream in Fort ...

Historic flooding predicted along Arkansas River

U.S. 05/26/19, 17:23

Residents in parts of Arkansas were preparing for what meteorologists on Sunday predicted will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week.The National Weather Service said in the statement that levee ...

Update: Strong winds in Arkansas down trees, cut power

U.S. 05/18/19, 16:23

The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local):4:00 p.m.Arkansas officials say suspected tornadoes have damaged homes, downed trees and cut power to some areas in the western part of the state.Letter carrier James Hurtado resets a ...

US Marshals Museum crowdfunding to raise $2 million

U.S. 04/26/19, 17:20

A foundation for an upcoming museum dedicated to the U.S. Marshals Service has started a crowdsourced fundraising campaign to raise $2 million of the final $15 million the museum needs to complete its exhibits.The United States Marshals Museum has said ...

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