*SUNDAY A.M. FLOODING UPDATE* -NOAA now says Arkansas River in the Fort Smith/Van Buren area is expected to crest at 42.5’ early Tue. (that’s up from 41’). Currently, it's at 37.76’ (11am local time this Sunday morning). We are already more than 6 3/4’ above "major" flood stage.
FORT SMITH/VAN BUREN: The NWS says the Arkansas River will surpass the 1990 crest of 36.10' at some point this afternoon. And then late this evening - we'll hit the all-time record set back in 1945. We're still on track for a 2019 Flood crest of 41.0' by Monday morning.
OZARK: By early Sunday morning, we'll surpass the 370.0' crest during the 1990 Flood. The river is forecast to stay below the all-time record of 375.50' set in 1943. While that's some good news, there is still damaging flooding taking place.
- Stay aware of conditions in your area.
- Heed all evacuation orders & road closures.
Several roads in Fort Smith and Van Buren have been closed because of high water.