Fort Smith neighborhoods closed due to flooding

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — Police in Fort Smith advise that the following two neighborhoods are closed to traffic due to flooding in the city:

  • About N. 4th St. to about N. 8th St.
  • About N. “L” St. to about Division St.

Flooding has forced some residents to evacuate. According to the National Weather Service, 15 homes have flooded in Fort Smith, along with an additional 15 in Lavaca.

The Red Cross has established a temporary shelter at the Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith for those displaced from their homes.

To contact the American Red Cross Fort Smith office, call (479) 782-1056.

Flooding has also been reported at a dormitory on the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus.

Many local creeks and ditches are reported to be close to overflowing with water, and police say children should not be allowed to play in or near these waters.

Authorities continue to advise residents to play it safe: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

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