Wednesday Rains Bring More Flooding Issues to Jonesboro - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR

Wednesday Rains Bring More Flooding Issues to Jonesboro

JULY 13, 2006 - Posted at 7:36 a.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - While many of us enjoyed the rain that Region 8 received on Wednesday, it wasn't a welcome site for everyone.

Julio's Mexican Restaurant & Bar  literally saw the waters rise when the heavy rains hit downtown Jonesboro early Wednesday afternoon.  Julio's sits at a very low point in the 300 block of South Main Street, which makes it vulnerable to flooding.   And to further complicate matters yesterday, the underground business sits beneath street level.

Co-owner Julio Diaz told K8 News he was sitting in the restaurant when the rain started, and before he knew it, water was pooring inside from storm drains.  "It was just a matter of minutes when it was pouring down real hard.  I was sitting there drinking a glass of water, and I thought I spilled some.  Then I looked again, then before you know it I realized that bottle didn't have that much in it.  So there was a lot of water on the floor."

Julio's employees brought in wet-vacs to get rid of the water, and the restaurant remained open for business.  It apparently suffered no permanent damage.

Yesterday's rains also brought minor street flooding to some Jonesboro neighborhoods and business districts.

 

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

  • State board turns down Agri school request, supporter says

    State board turns down Agri school request, supporter says

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:14:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:58:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A plan to open an agricultural charter school in Weiner was denied Wednesday, a supporter of the project said. 

    A plan to open an agricultural charter school in Weiner was denied Wednesday, a supporter of the project said. 

  • Clutter creates policy, officials say

    Clutter creates policy, officials say

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:50:41 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:46:06 GMT
    A new ordinance in Trumann allows authorities to fine a person up to $50 for debris in ditches. (Source: KAIT)A new ordinance in Trumann allows authorities to fine a person up to $50 for debris in ditches. (Source: KAIT)

    It may cost a little more money if Trumann residents do not clean out their ditches filled with debris, according to city officials. 

    It may cost a little more money if Trumann residents do not clean out their ditches filled with debris, according to city officials. 

  • Free lunch, breakfast crucial for students, Superintendent says

    Free lunch, breakfast crucial for students, Superintendent says

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:01:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:42:07 GMT
    Cedar Ridge School District (Source: KAIT)Cedar Ridge School District (Source: KAIT)

    A pair of schools in Independence County will be providing free lunch and breakfast to every student on campus this year. 

    A pair of schools in Independence County will be providing free lunch and breakfast to every student on campus this year. 

Powered by Frankly