BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - The recent rain in Region 8 has left streets, yards and driveways flooded.
"We've got some new ditches that have been dug, but they're overflowing too so we just really have a water problem here," Brookland resident Norma Hays said.
Whenever it rains, Hays said flood waters soak her entire property.
Hays said the city is trying to help her.
"They've brought out sandbags to keep it from getting in my utility room," Hays said. "So I appreciate that, but I'm ready for it to quit."
The city is ready for sunshine, too.
"We're water logged," Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones said. "There's no where for it to go except through the ditches and out."
"We had water everywhere," Jones said.
However, Jones said most of the water drained in about 30 minutes.
"The water was gone so we're doing a lot of things to move the water out quickly," Jones said.
Mayor Jones plans to put in three more storm water controls around the city.
"Hopefully we can slow this down and not have the problem we're having now," Jones said.
Mayor Jones also wanted to remind residents of the dangers of culverts with this much rainfall.
"That's very scary because one slip and those children are sucked in to that culvert and they'll drown," Jones said. "I would just really like to ask the parents, when we have a rain event like this, please watch your kids. Don't let them get in that situation."