Dumas affected by standing water, road closures from flash flooding

State News

DUMAS, Ark. – As many parts of the Natural State see flash flooding, Dumas has standing water in many areas with several roadways shut down.

Thousands of acres of farm field where farmers were growing their crops are ruined. t

James Chatham, a homeowner, said that not only has it not flooded like this in the 40 years he’s lived here since he built this house, but it’s also never flooded at all.

“It started with rain on Monday that has continued off and on over the last three days, dropping more than 15 inches of rain,” Chatham said. “I didn’t think it was going to rise that much. I really didn’t, it was just too much.”

Chatham is hoping that state lawmakers will help out since he said many farmers will probably lose their crops this season.

There is widespread flooding off Highway 65 in Dumas with homes, farming equipment, and vehicles standing amongst the water.

Many homes and buildings look like islands.

Many areas where the water has receded is also showing a huge collection of trash in more populated areas.

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