Storm victims coping with floods in West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Ladonna Jefferson’s feet sank into her soaked front lawn Monday morning.

“Yesterday our whole street from that end all the way back was flooded,” Jefferson said. “Most of the people that had to get in and out had to walk out. People carried kids out, carried them in. The ones that was trying to get home some people was stuck. Some people vehicles still not at home.”

Drivers took their chances rolling through water left behind on flooded streets.

Roads in Westwood Acres were hit the hardest.

“That water travels toward that direction,” Division Fire Chief Dewayne Rose said. “So you know that would probably be the last area that would, you know, the water would vacate from.”

Chief Rose said firefighters responded to call after call in that neighborhood.

“We received approximately 17 calls and we went to each address that we were notified of,” Rose said.

Some people were even transported to a nearby shelter to stay the night.


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