The Lawrence County Dispatch Center alerted emergency personel in the Imboden and Ravenden area of a possible tornado located 9 miles west of Ravenden at 4:50pm on Monday. The National Weather Service put the northern part of Lawrence County.
The Ravenden Police Department placed officers at the Hwy 63 & Hwy 90 intersection and also at the Gift Shop located north of Ravenden on Hwy 63. Lawrence County Deputies also staged at the Sloan Hendrix Campus to give storm updates to the Lawrence County Dispatch Center.
At 5:25 pm Ravenden Police Chief Tim McComas reported cloud rotation in the area of Hwy 63 & 90 in Ravenden headed towards Randolph County.
At 5:45pm Deputy Robert Jones of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reported heavy rain and high winds in the area of the Sloan Hendrix campus. At 5:55pm Deputy Jones reported cloud rotation simular to the rotation in Ravenden headed towards Hwy 62 and Randolph County.
Lawrence County was placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7pm Monday evening with a Flash Flood Warning until 9pm
Lawrence County Deputies reported road closings at Hwy 25 outside Black Rock, Hwy 115/117 at Jesup among others. Hwy 63 at the Cedar Glades Camp north of Imboden had water standing in the south bound lane according to Ravenden Police Chief Tim McComas at 7:40 pm. At 7:45 pm the Arkansas State Police assisted with closing Hwy 63 north of Imboden.
By 8pm Sloan Hendrix Schools cancelled classes on Tuesday due to rising waters.
Black Rock Firefighters were called at 8:30 to assist with evacuating several residents in the Black Rock area including some on 8th street. At 9pm the rain in the area was still falling, adding to the swollen creeks and streams in our area.
Stay with ImbodenLive for all the latest developments on the flooding situation in our area.