Heavy rain to put Brookland ditch improvements to the test - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Heavy rain to put Brookland ditch improvements to the test

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

The threat of heavy rain Tuesday is a big test for the town of Brookland after all the work they have done to prevent flooding.

Mayor Kenneth Jones and his crews worked all summer to improve ditches and culverts in areas of Brookland that see the most flooding.

He said they have not been able to put their work to the test until now.

“Fairly confident on general rains,” Jones said. “We're doing real good. Flash floods, they're troublesome but in 30 minutes, it's back in the ditch and it's out of town. We're making progress but we'll continue to work on it from now on until we get it right.”

He said the threat of heavy rain was not all bad, saying it will allow the city to see what areas still need work and where they need to focus their efforts for the next round of rain.

Even though there is not much they can do to prevent flash flooding, Jones said they will continue to work to make draining the water faster than before.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Suspect in custody after homicide investigation in Caruthersville, MO

    Suspect in custody after homicide investigation Caruthersville, MO

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:00:06 GMT
    Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

  • Festival raises money for charities

    Festival raises money for charities

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:58:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:25:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Festival in the Park raised money for many local charities in Blytheville on Saturday.

    Festival in the Park raised money for many local charities in Blytheville on Saturday.

  • Man accused of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum

    Man accused of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:18:36 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:47:47 GMT
    Martin W. Culver (Source: Hayti Police Department)Martin W. Culver (Source: Hayti Police Department)

    A Pemiscot County, Missouri man faces trouble with the law after his arrest on suspicion of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum from an area business. 

    A Pemiscot County, Missouri man faces trouble with the law after his arrest on suspicion of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum from an area business. 

Powered by Frankly