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Remnants of Isaac floods SE Arkansas

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The remnants of Isaac has been pouring rain all over the state of Arkansas since Thursday afternoon, leaving some areas under water.

Pine Bluff has seen a lot of rain and could get another inch of rain today. Earlier today, we saw roads covered in water during resident's morning commute.

One towing company has helped over a dozen cars from flooded areas.

The flash flooding put some motorists in a bind in Pine Bluff Friday. Some motorists were stranded in the middle of flooded roadways. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department had rescue boats on standby.

Major Lafayette Woods says he had deputies patrolling the county.

"The hardest thing was putting out barrels to prevent people from going in the streets," says Maj. Woods.

The United Pentecostal Church opened its doors to any families in need.

Pine Bluff preps for Isaac

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials in Pine Bluff are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac as it slowly makes its way into Arkansas.

"Starting at 8 o'clock it's varied.  I've seen six inches, reports of seven inches.  We really don't know.  We're just speculating," said Major Lafayette Woods with Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Officials are packing sandbags in the hopes of not having to use them, but they'll be ready if needed. They will keep an eye out on the low-lying areas of Pine Bluff for flooding.

"We can deploy boats to a specific area, flat bottom boats, to get those individuals evacuated from that area and place them in a place if they've been displaced from their homes.  Basically it's just a call away," said Major Woods.

The American Red Cross said they will place shelters in the Pine Bluff area if needed.

CDC tips for creating emergency supplies kit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If disaster strikes, you may not have access to necessities for a period of time.  By taking time out now to prepare emergency supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Below is more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

(http://1.usa.gov/OrBYpJ)

 

Disaster Supplies Kit

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that could be needed in the event of a disaster.

AC units working overtime in extreme heat

LITTLER ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The summer sun is heating up the state of Arkansas to record temperatures in the low 100s!

Memorial Day forecast

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm for Memorial Day.  Isolated t-storm chance less than 10% with the heating of the day.    Sunscreen, lots of water, and frequent breaks if you're going to be outdoors. 

Relief on the way by mid-week: both rain and cooler temperatures.  Best chance looks like Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny & windy.  High 93.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 71.

Weekend forecast

 warm & humid weather pattern will be shaping up for the foreseeable future with only slight rain chances. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-80s over the next several days.

Sunday: More of the Same. High 81.  20% Showers.