Images and video show the aftermath of major flooding in Arkansas

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A levee burst in the town of Pocahontas, Arkansas, caused flash floods after a weekend of rain in the Midwest.

Some of the 6,500 residents in Pocahontas were ordered to evacuate, as the National Weather Service called the flooding “a potentially life-threatening situation,” The Washington Post reported.

At least 20 people died in the storms, but the levee breach took things to another level.

These aerial images show the extent of disaster residents of Pocahontas are facing.

This aerial shot shows encroaching floodwaters which appeared to surround businesses and a highway.

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Here’s a look at Pocahontas area from @tracy_ann74 … I added some markers for reference. pic.twitter.com/Gk6cE6QhtT

 

Here’s a photo of the actual levee breach.

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Here is a picture of one of the breached levees near Pocahontas. #arwx pic.twitter.com/Un4XFzGZDG

 

Video footage appears to show floodwaters flowing over a section of the broken levee.

 

See the rest of the story at INSIDER
Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/arkansas-flooding-missouri-black-river-2017-5

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