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Hi Gang wanted to give everyone a update on our current situation in Centerton, first of all Carroll Electric is reporting 54 customers without power and they are aware and have several customers out in the area and are aware of the outage and will restore as soon as possible.

Current road closures are South Main Street from Fish Hatchery to Holloway and also Brookside Drive is closed. We are expecting another round of heavy rain around midnight, then we will get light rain after that and it all should come to a end around 9am.

There is a lot of high water in other areas so please again "Don't Drown and Turn Around" and let's all be safe.

Please continue to stay tuned to local media for updates.
Thanks Mayor Bill
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UPDATE --Power has been restored -----Power Outage--Carroll electric is reporting a power outage affecting 54 customers on the south side of highway 102 area, they are aware and working to restore power.

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Good Job to Centerton Fire Department, they are on the way to another swift water rescue, please see this message, and remember "Turn Around and Don't Drown "

I want to also say good job to the Centerton Fire, Police and Street Departments the past few days for a Job Well Done !!

Mayor Bill
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The CFD has already responded to multiple swift water events today. Please do NOT drive through bodies of water, as it only takes a few inches to sweep a vehicle off the road. Remember: Turn around, don't drown!

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For Immediate Release:

Benton County Declares Disaster Due to Flooding

At 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 29th Benton County Judge Barry Moehring declared a disaster in Benton County due to flooding. Many parts of Benton County have already received in excess of 6 inches of rain and according to the National Weather Service another 2.5 to 3.5 more inches of rain are expected overnight.

Benton County is currently under a continuous flash flood warning which began yesterday and is scheduled until at least 7 AM tomorrow morning.

The excessive rainfall has resulted in the closing of more than 70 percent of roads and 90 percent of bridges across unincorporated Benton County. Several dozen water rescues have been successfully executed across the county since the event began.

Residents are urged to stay home this evening and not drive on roads throughout Benton County. “It doesn’t take a lot of water to wash a car off the road,” Administrator of Public Safety, Robert McGowan said.

“More deaths occur due to flooding than any other storm related hazard and many of these occur in vehicles,” McGowan added. “Please turn around, don’t drown!”

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the Benton County Road Department, and all of the County’s Public Service Agencies will be out throughout the night checking roads and working for the safety of the public.

Damage assessments and more details on road and bridge closures will be available tomorrow.

Judge Barry Moehring, Benton County Judge
Barry.Moehring@bentoncountyar.gov
479-644-4079

Robert McGowen, Administrator of Public Safety
Robert.McGowen@bentoncountyar.gov
479-271-1004

Brianna Fields, Deputy Director Emergency Communications
Brianna.Fields@bentoncountyar.gov
479-899-4886

Sgt Shannon Jenkins, Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Shannon.Jenkins@bentoncountyar.gov
479-381-4081
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