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Forecasters Warn of More Flooding to Come in Eastern Arkansas

DES ARC, AR - Water levels in Pocahontas and some other parts of northeast Arkansas are forecast to fall slightly today, though it will still be several days before flood waters recede.

Further south, forecasters say the White River is still rising in Des Arc and Clarendon.

In Des Arc this morning, river water covered the city's riverfront park, and some homes were taking on water.

Rick Thompson watched as flood waters reached the inside of his mobile home.  Thompson says he has no flood insurance.  He says he plans to return with his boat to remove some prized possessions.

Though the Black River had crested in Pocahontas, officials say conditions are still dangerous in places.

The Arkansas Hwy. & Transportation Dept. closed U.S. 67 south of Pocahontas to Jackson County.  Parts of Arkansas 14 east of Batesville and in Jackson County are also closed.

National Weather Service hydrologist Steve Bay says it will take several days for the flood waters to recede at Black Rock and Pocahontas.

The White River is forecast to crest at 33.5 feet at Des Arc and Clarendon.

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