City streets, residences flooded by downpour

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Roads in the Pea Ridge area were deemed impassable by authorities by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, but the rain had not let up for the fifth day in a row. Flooding was consuming the city and county. Pea Ridge city engineer M.J. Hensley said he measured 5 inches of rain Monday morning. By 3:30 p.m., the total was 7.5 inches and the rain was still coming down. “This amount of rain will bring the flooding to well over the 100-year flood stage,” he said. Hensley said within the first

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