JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Although the rain has stopped, many counties in the state have been declared disaster areas. Perhaps no area was hit as hard with flooding problems as Jefferson County. The area—particularly around Pine Bluff—has seen its worst flooding in 25 years, and the river hasn't even crested yet.
The Arkansas River is sitting 14 feet above normal levels with its crest expected sometime late Wednesday night. The good news is that the water will finally start to recede. The bad news is that it may be too late as much of this flood's damage has already happened.
"It's just unbelievable," exclaimed Wayne Borecky, who owns a house along Riverside Drive in Pine Bluff. "Three inches of water. Three inches of water in the house that was supposed to be the max. Now it's 15 inches of water."