Newport group sandbagging as water continues to rise - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newport group sandbagging as water continues to rise

Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT) Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT)
Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT) Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT)
Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT) Group works to fill sandbags in Newport. (Source: KAIT)
NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) -

A group in Newport is filling sandbags as flood waters continue to rise in Jackson County. 

Women from the New Life Church is helping Newport city officials fill sandbags at the downtown farmers market. 

The water is getting high on a few city streets and they're afraid it could continue on up to homes. 

Newport Mayor David Stewart told Region 8 News that many people are getting sandbags to put around their homes. 

Mayor Stewart asks if you're interested in getting a sandbag, to come to the farmers market to pick them up. 

Stewart says if you need some delivered, to call the city shop at 870-523-9884, or the Newport Police Department at 870 523-2722. 

Stewart says they plan to fill about 2,000 bags, so the city is extra prepared if the flooding gets worse in town. 

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

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

  • breaking

    Abduction/rape suspect appears in court, bond set

    Abduction/rape suspect appears in court, bond set

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:02:34 GMT

    A man accused of abducting and raping a Greene County woman earlier this week is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

    A man accused of abducting and raping a Greene County woman earlier this week is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

  • 3D prints improving accuracy of spinal surgery

    3D prints improving accuracy of spinal surgery

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:53:56 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:58:05 GMT
    Surgeons are increasing their accuracy rate to 99% versus 95 or 96. (Source: NBC)Surgeons are increasing their accuracy rate to 99% versus 95 or 96. (Source: NBC)
    Surgeons are increasing their accuracy rate to 99% versus 95 or 96. (Source: NBC)Surgeons are increasing their accuracy rate to 99% versus 95 or 96. (Source: NBC)

    New technology at one Michigan hospital allows doctors to actually see the spine before cutting the patient open.

    New technology at one Michigan hospital allows doctors to actually see the spine before cutting the patient open.

  • Satanic Temple to protest monument on state capitol grounds

    Satanic Temple to protest monument on state capitol grounds

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:09:09 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:51:30 GMT
    the group plans to display its statue of Baphomet, a horned figure associated with Satanism, at the rally. (Source: KARK)the group plans to display its statue of Baphomet, a horned figure associated with Satanism, at the rally. (Source: KARK)
    Satanic temple to protest monument in Little Rock (Source: KARK)Satanic temple to protest monument in Little Rock (Source: KARK)

    Leaders with the Satanic Temple will hold a rally at the Arkansas State Capitol Wednesday over the 10 Commandments monument.

    Leaders with the Satanic Temple will hold a rally at the Arkansas State Capitol Wednesday over the 10 Commandments monument.

Powered by Frankly