2017 Floods 

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Photos taken in Pocahontas, Shannon, Walnut Ridge and Hoxie on May 5, just after almost a million acres in the state were submerged by record floods.
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Black River Overlook Park in Pocahontas
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Black River Overlook Park in Pocahontas
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Flooding near the Pocahontas Walmart store
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A protective dirt berm surrounding a building near the Black River
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Stan Vinson, muddied from removing soaked carpet from his sister's house, which was damaged by the flood
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Pocahontas resident Cleva Dean in front of her flood damaged house in Pocahontas
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Cleva Dean, in her kitchen
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Cleva Dean, who said she didn't have flood insurance to repair her damaged house
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Sodden mattresses dry in the sun in front of a flood damaged house
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Flooding in Pocahontas
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Cody Grice stands in front of the home he shares with his father, which was saved by a wall of hastily placed sandbags.
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Flooding in Pocahontas
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Flooding in east Pocahontas
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Flooding in Pocahontas
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First Lt. Ryan Jones, with the Arkansas National Guard 875th Engineer batallion
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First Lt. Ryan Jones, with the Arkansas National Guard 875th Engineer batallion
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Flooding along U.S. 67 near Pocahontas
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A flooded business along U.S. 67 south of Pocahontas
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The State Police Roadblock on U.S. 67 just south of Pocahontas. A mile south, the highway was flooded to a depth of 5 feet in places.
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The Sea of Arkansas
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A business along U.S. 67 clings to a bit of higher ground
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A volunteer waits for a job at the former Randolph County nursing home in Pocahontas, which was used as a shelter.
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A volunteer at the shelter in Pocahontas talks to two residents displaced by the flooding, as they hold toys donated by the local Moose Lodge.
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A flooded church on U.S. 67near Walnut Ridge
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In the midst of the waters
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A State Trooper leads the way to the place where U.S. 67 is submerged on the Walnut Ridge side
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At the Randolph/Lawrence County line
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Flooding in Pocahontas
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Flooding in Pocahontas
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Pocahontas resident Cody Grice
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Pocahontas resident Cody Grice
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A National Guard truck, which Guardsmen use to navigate high water
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A car sits sunk to the axles as the flood recedes near Shannon
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Volunteer coordinator Marti Little, at the shelter in Pocahontas
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Marti Little, volunteer coordinator at the shelter in Pocahontas
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Residents of Hardy wait at the shelter in Pocahontas for the roads to clear so they can return home.
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Kenny Garrett, who sought refuge at the shelter and returned immediately to volunteer once he made his way home.
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Paul Rickard, a home health nurse who came to the shelter to check on her patient.
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Flood-damaged railroad tracks near Hoxie
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Flood-damaged railroad tracks near Hoxie
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A train waits for the washed out line to be repaired near Hoxie.
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Near Hoxie
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Pocahontas resident Cleva Dean in front of her flood damaged house in Pocahontas

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