Water rescues reported in Benton County; high water across region

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BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The Little Flock Fire Department rescued 7 people from floodwaters with assistance from the Bella Vista Fire Department and Rogers Fire Departments according to a Facebook post from the Little Flock Fire Department.

The department says to stay home if necessary as more rain is expected throughout the day and into the night.

The Rogers Police Department reports that the fire department had 38 water rescues as of 12 p.m.


BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: According to Matt Bagley with the Springdale Fire Department, the school bus incident is under control, and no one was injured.

Kelley Road in Springdale is still experiencing flash flooding as of 8:32 a.m., the department said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Multiple water rescues are reported in Benton County on Wednesday morning as a storm system moves through Northwest Arkansas.

According to Michael Waddle with Benton County Emergency Management, the department is engaged with two active swift water incidents as of 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to Waddle, one is a passenger car off of W. Wagon Wheel Road, and the other is a school bus on Kelley Road.

It is not known at this time if there are any occupants of either vehicle.

In Bentonville, two cars appear to be stuck on a flooded road, Medical Center Parkway, in front of Keypoint Church.

Some residents are also reporting flash flooding in their neighborhoods.

In Elm Springs, viewer Matt Montana sent the following photo of their backyard:

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for further updates.

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