Lawrence County declares disaster due to severe flooding - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Lawrence County declares disaster due to severe flooding

Picture of Lawrence County Road 271 taken Sunday Picture of Lawrence County Road 271 taken Sunday
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Add Lawrence County to the list.

Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Buddy Williams said the judge declared the county a disaster and requested assistance from the state.

Lawrence County is the 28th county to declare a disaster after severe storms dropped several inches of rain on already-swollen rivers.

Williams told Region 8 News most of the damage is in the western half of the county, with multiple roads submerged under water.

Williams said he expects to see more damage in the next few days on the eastern half of the county as well.

The extent of the damage will not be known until the water recedes.

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