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Rains Return to County-Pummels Dierks and Nashville Area

(MENA)  A severe rainstorm pummeled the Mena area yesterday afternoon, leaving over three inches of rainfall in a 30 to 45 minute span on Tuesday afternoon. Some Mena city streets received heavy doses of rain and flooded, backing up already full storm drains.

Dierks and Nashville received the heaviest amounts of rain. The  Weyerhaeuser mill was flooded with some vehicles covered in water up to the tops of their windows. City Hall in Nashville, Arkansas showed Howard County Sheriff’s cars with water approaching the tops of their hoods.

Dierks was under a Flash Flood Emergency from the National Weather Service in Mena with reports of over 12 inches of rain having fallen in a short amount of time.

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