Hundreds of Arkansas Homes Damaged by Flooding

March 24, 2008

Torrential rains this week that led to widespread flooding damaged hundreds of homes and caused at least $2 million in damages to infrastructure, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said in a preliminary report.

The agency said Baxter County had one home in danger of falling into floodwaters, 49 uninhabitable homes, 40 homes with major damage, 30 inaccessible homes and 75 homes with minor damage.

Carroll County had six flooded homes, and Berryville had a broken water main that is affecting 50 residents, the agency said.

In Sharp County, 60 homes had major damage and 50 homes had minor damage; the city of Hardy also reported $2 million in damage to public infrastructure, ADEM said. Hardy also reported two homes destroyed by the flooding.

Yell County reported $50,000 in damage to county infrastructure, while Washington County had one flooded home, two homes with flooded basements and three inaccessible homes after a bridge was washed out, ADEM said.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

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