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Rising Water Forces Evacuations

EARLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) has confirmed about 20 homes have been evacuated near the Tyronza River due to rising water in Earle.

Crittenden County Emergency Manager Bud Spears says families can come to Earle Elementary School for shelter and assistance through the Red Cross.

According to KAIT Region 8 News in Jonesboro, the affected area is the Apollo Acres subdivision.  It sits in a low-lying area that's prone to flooding.

ADEM says they will continue to monitor the flood waters in the coming days.


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