Volunteers make sandbags to prevent flooding in Humnoke

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HUMNOKE, Ark. – Lonoke County officials said volunteers are sandbagging to prevent flooding in the Humnoke area on Wednesday.

The officials explained there are no homes currently underwater, but they are trying to prevent homes in the downtown area from flooding.

Volunteers said they have taken 40 bags to a home that was close to floodwaters.

Humnoke is a low-lying area, and the officials noted that flooding is a concern whenever there’s an excessive amount of rain.

One woman’s home sits near a creek, and said the water hasn’t gotten into her home as of Wednesday afternoon, but it was about a foot away.

Officials say they expect the creek to continue to rise.

The officials added there will be volunteers sandbagging all day in downtown Humnoke.

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