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Monday weather wrap: rivers rising, evacuations underway

Black River at Pocahontas Monday morning (Source: KAIT) Black River at Pocahontas Monday morning (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri are dealing with flooding left behind by severe storms over the weekend.

The City of Pocahontas has issued a mandatory evacuation for the East side of Pocahontas. 

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation of the Success area

BRTC telling students to leave Pocahontas and Paragould campuses 

County judge: be aware of flood waters

Sheriff moves inmates to Craighead County

According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, at least 13 homes have been damaged in Cross County with one home a total loss.

Officials with Clay County Electric Cooperative announced that all members in the Corning area and people served by the Corning substation will be without power until Tuesday due to Entergy making repairs. 

Officials in Lawrence County also announced that a makeshift shelter will be open at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Ridge Community Center. The shelter is in need of clothing, food, soap, towels, paper goods and water, while the Red Cross will be supplying the cots and blankets. 

The shelter is also in need of volunteers and county officials are asking people to call or come by the center Tuesday morning to volunteer at the shelter. 

Also, officials in Peach Orchard said Monday night that the Black River is expected to be at 15 feet there this week. The river rose to 18 feet during the 2011 flood but the town did not flood. 

There are many Flood Warnings across the area. Most of them will last through the middle of the week or longer.

Rivers across the region are rising, some may hit record flooding this week.

Utility crews continue working to get the power back on for those experiencing outages. Here is a list of outage maps for local power suppliers:

Several schools are closed Monday as communities deal with flooding.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has more than 100 state highways closed. The Missouri Department of Transportation also announced several closures.

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