Schools in the Imboden Area were faced with rising water in the area causing road flooding and closing schools. The Imboden Area Charter School closed Monday and Sloan-Hendrix Schools ran limited bus routes and closed at noon sending students home.


Scenes of flooding can be seen all over the Imboden area. Several roads are flooded and low-water bridges are coved with flood waters. Ravenden Police closed 1st street Sunday night due to flood water, Black Rock has flooding in the downtown area that has covered the Black Rock Baseball field and more. Roads in the Williford area are also flooded. Travel is not advised in any of these areas.


Hardy Arkansas is evacuating residents, according to Hardy Police the evacuation was started at 4am including the evacuation of City Hall.


Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the Eleven Point River is some 5 feet above flood stage. Randolph County has closed several roads and gravel roads in the area.


Lawrence County is under a Flood Warning with heavy rains expected this evening that will add to the already swollen rivers and streams.

A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 615 PM CDT for
northwestern Lawrence… Randolph and northwestern Clay counties…

At 533 PM CDT… trained weather spotters reported a rotating wall
cloud near Ravenden along Highway 63 at the intersection of Highway
90. This tornado was located near Ravenden Springs… or 12 miles
west of Pocahontas… moving northeast at 50 mph. This is a dangerous
storm with radar indicating strong rotation. Take cover immediately
if in the path of this dangerous storm.

Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Black Rock…
Pocahontas… Smithville… eleven point… Warm Springs… Pitman…
Middlebrook… Brakebill… Ingram… Hamil… Elkins Park… Stokes…
Brockett and engelerg.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Do not use your car to try to outrun a tornado. Cars are easily
tossed around by tornado winds. If you are caught in the path of a
tornado… leave the car and go to a strong building. If no safe
structure is nearby… seek shelter in a ditch or low spot and cover
your head.

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a storm shelter. If no
storm shelter is available… seek shelter on the lowest floor of the
building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use
blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from

If in Mobile homes or vehicles… evacuate them and get inside a
substantial shelter. If no shelter is available… lie flat in the
nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.

A Tornado Watch also remains in effect for the alert area.