JONESBORO, Ark. — There are fears that a levee on the White River in Arkansas is close to breaching and could leave communities underwater.
On Wednesday night, The American Red Cross opened a shelter in Jackson County for victims in case there is a major breach. A judge ordered an emergency declaration Tuesday night and said residents close to the area should leave their homes, but it’s not a mandatory evacuation.
Jackson County borders Poinsett and Cross County.
It’s not known if a breach would impact people in those counties.