Rita's Remnants Moving Slowly Through Arkansas; Tornadoes Possible - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock (AP)

Rita's Remnants Moving Slowly Through Arkansas; Tornadoes Possible

September 24, 2005 -- Posted at 7:27 pm CDT

Editor's Note: Storm watches have now been extended into central and northern Arkansas. Local storm alerts here

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Arkansas officials and emergency workers
remain on standby today with weather forecasts warning of flash
floods and possible high water into Monday in the wake of Hurricane
Rita.

Rex Nelson, a spokesman for Governor Huckabee, said the
Operation KARE office at the state Capitol set up after Hurricane
Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29th is up and running to help
the thousands who have poured into the state the last two weeks.

Now state workers may need to turn their attention to fellow
Arkansans if the waters rise in the southern part of the state as
the National Weather Service is warning. Flash flood warnings are
in effect into tomorrow.

And the weather service issued a tornado warning for parts of
Bradley, Cleveland and Drew counties this afternoon. A tornado
watch for south and southeast Arkansas also was in effect and
included predictions of hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per
hour, along with dangerous lightning.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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

  • Caught on camera: JPD officer helps save kitten from storm drain

    Caught on camera: JPD officer helps save kitten from storm drain

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:59:50 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:23:21 GMT
    A JPD officer saved a kitten from a storm drain on Thursday. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)A JPD officer saved a kitten from a storm drain on Thursday. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
    (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)(Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

    A Jonesboro police officer saved a kitten from a storm drain Thursday with a little extra help.

    A Jonesboro police officer saved a kitten from a storm drain Thursday with a little extra help.

  • New train attraction added to Batesville lights display

    New train attraction added to Batesville lights display

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:36:50 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:06:29 GMT
    The Batesville Christmas lights display brings in more than 40,000 carloads of people to the town each year. (Source: KAIT)The Batesville Christmas lights display brings in more than 40,000 carloads of people to the town each year. (Source: KAIT)

    Although it’s only June, some City of Batesville employees already have Christmas on the mind.

    Although it’s only June, some City of Batesville employees already have Christmas on the mind.

  • Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:24:55 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:04:30 GMT
    Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.

Powered by Frankly