Record Flooding Causes Levee Breach in Western Arkansas

Crews went door to door to recommend evacuation for about 160 homes.

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DARDANELLE, Ark. (AP) — A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials had anticipated the breach and urged residents in the nearby Holla Bend area to evacuate Thursday. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said crews went door to door to recommend…

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