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City reopens ballpark after flooding

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

The city of Pocahontas is still recovering after major flooding hit the area.

Now, Mayor Kary Story says the city is trying to regain a sense of normalcy.

He said the first game was played at the ballpark, near the Robil Addition, last week.

Story said businesses and individuals are slowly beginning to recover from the recent flooding.

He said city workers transitioned from working with the flood shelter to working on reopening the ballpark.

“You can’t ever underestimate our city workers,” said Story.  “I can’t speak highly enough of our city employees.”

Story says they moved quickly and ball games are now back on schedule.

"It just gives them hope,” said Story.  “It gives them something to look forward to, and we can get back to our normal, everyday life and see that things are going to get better."

The reopening of the park has brought joy to both children and parents, Story said.

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