arkansas river flooding News

FEMA: As of Mid-June, Arkansas’ Sebastian County Had Most Flood Claims

From April through mid-June, more than 230 claims stemming from flooding of the Arkansas River and its tributaries in Arkansas had been filed with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In an announcement …

Oklahoma State Lawmaker Wants Study on Arkansas River Flooding

Oklahoma State Rep. Lonnie Sims (R-Jenks) a before and after study of the recent catastrophic flooding that occurred in his state. Sims serves District 68, which includes Creek and Tulsa Counties.He has requested an interim study to conduct a state-level …

Historic Flooding Prompts Arkansas Governor to Order Levee Review

Arkansas’ governor has ordered a review of the state’s levees and is asking lawmakers to approve $10 million for immediate repairs after historic flooding along the Arkansas River. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an executive order to create the Arkansas Levee …

Arkansas River Too High, Fast to Assess Little Rock-Area Flood Damage

The Arkansas River remains too high and fast to assess flood damage in the Little Rock area, officials say. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the removal of silt and the restoration of the channel for barge traffic are …

Officials: Around 600 Tulsa, Oklahoma, Structures Swamped by Floodwaters

About 600 Tulsa County homes and business were inundated during last week’s historic flooding along the swollen Arkansas River, city officials said. Joe Kralicek, executive director of the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, said roughly half of the swamped structures …

Rains Ease but Risk of River Flooding in Central U.S. Still High

Rain-swollen rivers threatened more flooding on Thursday in Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma, as Tulsa’s mayor warned that the decades-old levee system in his city would be at risk even as waters receded through the weekend. Since early last week, …

Flooding Persists as River Nears Crest in West Arkansas

The Arkansas River neared a historic crest on May 29 in Arkansas’ second-largest city, but officials said the levee system was “performing admirably” from the rush of water coming downstream from rain-soaked Oklahoma and Kansas. Still, the river was nearly …

Arkansas Imposes 60-Day Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for Flood Victims

The Arkansas Insurance Department announced a 60-day moratorium on the cancellation/non-renewal of policies for the non-payment of premiums by Arkansans affected by the flooding of the Arkansas River under Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s May 24 declaration of a State of Emergency …