Flooding concerns in Randolph County

Flooding concerns in Randolph County
flooded road in Pocahontas
flooded road in Pocahontas
flooded highway in Pocahontas
flooded highway in Pocahontas

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 residents are keeping a close eye on the levels of nearby rivers. With more rain in the forecast, some are worried about the possibility of flooding.

In Pocahontas, some streets were closed in residential areas due to flooding Friday.

Thomas Crawford of Pocahontas is no stranger to dealing with flooding.

He said he's lived in the same neighborhood for more than 20 years and has seen the water reach his driveway and the steps leading into his front door.

"There really isn't much you can do," Crawford said.

Over in Powhatan, there were small flooding issues at the Powhatan State Park.

Park employees said they're keeping a close eye on the Black River.

"The worst it's been since I've been here the last 9 years is when it got up to 31 feet," said Steve Saunders, the museum program assistant at Powhatan State Park. "Anything we think may sustain water damage, we're moving it to higher ground."

The water was also rising onto highways in Randolph County, causing issues for some drivers.

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