Trees down, flash flooding reported in Helena-West Helena

Trees down, flash flooding reported in Helena-West Helena

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Arkansas. (WMC) - A cluster of heavy thunderstorms has caused flash flooding in the Helena-West Helena area.

Mayor Kevin Smith shared several pictures of high floodwaters on social media Tuesday afternoon.

Please stay off the roads until this flash flooding subsides! Small and medium sized cars are getting stranded please stay off the roads!

Posted by Kevin Smith Mayor on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Radar estimates indicate close to three inches of rain.

Police and firefighters are working to move several stalled cars out of flooded streets right now and help drivers out of their vehicles.

Several streets are flooded, including Perry, West Helena, South Sebastian and all numbered streets.

Smith also reported downed trees and power lines on Springdale Road.

No injuries are being reported.

Please do not go down Springdale Road, tree and lines across the road w severe flash flooding.

Posted by Kevin Smith Mayor on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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