Beebe declares state of emergency, more bad weather in store
As if Monday night wasn’t bad enough, the National Weather Service reports that more bad weather is on the way.
First, let’s review. Storms bringing buckets of rain, high winds and a tornado or two pounded central Arkansas on Monday night, while flooding was a problem in northwest Arkansas throughout Monday. How bad was the flooding in the northwest corner of the state? So bad that the University of Arkansas canceled classes around 3:30 p.m. and sent everyone home.
Meanwhile, Entergy reported that rotten whether had left about 50,000 people without electricity in central Arkansas on Monday night as wind had damaged power lines and polls. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe declared a state of emergency throughout Arkansas on Monday night as horrible weather popped up just about everywhere in the Natural State throughout the day and evening.
The National Weather Service office in Little Rock tells us that we’re not done with storms. In fact, the Weather Service calls for severe whether in the state through Friday.
For those who are new to the state, welcome to spring in Arkansas. Fortunately, the weather does get less threatening the closer we get to summer.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.