Humane Society and others underwater in parts of southwest Arkansas

    Forecasters are warning of extreme flash flooding in parts of Arkansas as the remnants of a massive tropical storm drift through the state.

     Forecasters are warning of extreme flash flooding in parts of Arkansas as the remnants of a massive tropical storm drift through the state.

    The National Weather Service says 4 to 7 inches (10 to 18 centimeters) of rain has fallen early Tuesday in the southwest part of the state. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the remnants of Barry are expected to drop another 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters) of rain in parts of southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and far southwestern Tennessee.

    Due to several inches of water falling in Arkadelphia, a dog drowned at the Humane Society of Clark County. The Humane Society of Clark County is now asking for foster homes for approximately 60 dogs. They are also asking for monetary donations after losing food, litter, equipment, and damages to the building.

    Several local businesses are assisting the shelter but they are still needing more help. If you would like to donate to the shelter or foster the animals, contact the Humane Society of Clark County at 870-245-2579 or visit their website by clicking here. 

    Flooding also hit the Dierks area and several businesses are offering a place for residents to dry out until the water has receded. Gentry Chevrolet posted this update - " WE'RE HERE FOR YOU. With the severe flooding in Dierks and surrounding area, Gentry Chevrolet is ready to help any way we can! If you and your family need some place dry to go with lights, AC, and free Wi-Fi we have plenty of room! If you're hungry, we'll feed you. Just let us know what we can do to help! Call us at (870) 642-2423 thanks and God bless."

    Ryan Vaughan with the Region 8 Storm Team says, Over 16” of rain has fallen near Dierks, Arkansas since last night! This rain gauge shows what they have had since midnight. And it’s still raining HARD. Crazy. "

    The Clark County Office of Emergency Management is reporting that the Arkadelphia Water System is currently under a precautionary boil order until further notice due to a main break. Boil water rapidly for a minimum of one minute before drinking.

    And if you see high water, or water that you are unsure of - turn around and don't drown.

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