While Santa made his rounds around the globe, what hovered over us here in Arkansas was a torrential downpour, adding an additional 9 inches of rainfall to an already oversaturated earth.
Major interstate highway 67/167 flooded for miles, trapping unsuspecting travelers where they stopped in bumper to bumper traffic. State highways fared worse; to close an effected area meant an hour’s added detour around the flooding. Roads closed yesterday afternoon remained closed today. The water just isn’t receding.
Those hardest hit by the same storm that blanketed the east in snow were those living in low-lying areas. What was considered safe before Hurricane Katrina was subsequently reevaluated by FEMA to fall two feet below a safe flood margin.
In one particular sub-division in the sleepy community of Beebe, 30 homes remain flooded today under at least a foot of water. Last night, well into the wee hours of the morning, rescues continued until everyone was again safely standing on solid ground. Public servants became heroes yet again.
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Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and I couldn't be happier.
I hope y'all have as good a Christmas as we are at my house. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, here's a photo of the Saline County Courthouse in Benton. They put the dog on every year out on the courthouse square and really put an impressive display together.
Believe it or not, we've got a Winter Solstice monument sitting on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds in Little Rock.
Why? A group has set out to annoy some people and they have succeeded to an extent.
You want to read up on this tomfoolery? Sure you do! Just click here to find out all about it.
Life is rarely boring in Arkansas, at least...
ee it for yourself! In spite of the fact that the 1st Congressional District of Arkansas was opposed to the election of Barack Obama, Rep. Marion Berry not only supported his election but before the DNC, he told Arkansas delegates that "We've Got to elect Barack Obama." Marion berry is out of step with the majority of the citizen's of of the 1st Congressional District. In 2010, it It is time to Boot Berry. Visit Boot Berry.