Katrina's Rains Flood Jonesboro Streets

AUGUST 29, 2005 - Posted at 12:29 p.m. CDT, updated at 2:28 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Heavy rains spawned by Hurricane Katrina caused some Jonesboro streets to begin flooding late this morning.

A spokeswoman with the city's Streets & Sanitation department confirmed flooding in several residential areas, including Owens, Culberhouse, Stroud, and Greenbriar streets, as well as Browning Cove and Crescent Cove, where water was reported inside a home.

Another trouble spot was in front of the downtown fire station on Washington Avenue, near its intersection with Madison Avenue.

Most storm drains throughout the city are backed up for a while, and water was standing in the streets in most spots where storm drains are located.

"The ditches just got too full, to fast," said a streets department spokeswoman.  The streets department currently has all available crews dispatched to locations throughout the city.  The streets department began getting calls of flooding around 10:45 a.m.

So far, the city has not yet closed any streets.