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NOUS44 KSHV 172111  
PNSSHV  
ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-  
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-190915-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
411 PM CDT WED JUL 17 2019  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
...PRELIMINARY FLOOD SURVEY CONDUCTED FOR HOWARD, HEMPSTEAD, AND  
NEVADA COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS FOR THE JULY 14-15 FLASH  
FLOODING EVENT...  
 
VERY HEAVY RAINS FELL ACROSS A RELATIVELY LOCALIZED AREA OF  
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS ON THE NIGHT OF JULY 14TH THROUGH THE 15TH,  
CAUSING FLASH FLOODING TO HOWARD, HEMPSTEAD, AND NEVADA COUNTIES.  
RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THESE AREAS RANGED FROM AROUND 10 INCHES  
IN NORTHERN HEMPSTEAD AND NEVADA COUNTIES TO JUST OVER 16 INCHES  
IN NORTHERN HOWARD COUNTY.  
 
HOWARD COUNTY SUSTAINED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND WIDESPREAD  
FLOODING, WITH AT LEAST 30-40 STRUCTURES SUSTAINING FLOOD DAMAGE,  
INCLUDING THE HOWARD COUNTY SHERRIF'S OFFICE AND NASHVILLE POLICE  
STATION. NUMEROUS CARS WERE FLOODED AND SWEPT AWAY IN DIERKS,  
ALONG WITH FLOODING TO SEVERAL STRUCTURES, AND THE LOSS OF OVER  
200 HEAD OF CATTLE.  
 
IN NORTHERN HEMPSTEAD AND NEVADA COUNTIES, STRUCTURAL FLOODING  
WAS MORE ISOLATED. NUMEROUS ROADS AND BRIDGES WERE WASHED OUT,  
INCLUDING THOSE ON STATE AND U.S. HIGHWAYS.  
 
DESPITE NUMEROUS HIGH WATER RESCUES, NO INJURIES OR FATALITIES  
WERE REPORTED AS OF JULY 17, 2019.  
 

 
 
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