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May 13, 1990 | from United Press International
A wide band of thunderstorms and showers dumped up to 2 inches of rain Saturday on waterlogged Arkansas and Texas as the swollen Trinity and Red rivers raged southward and threatened to drive more people out of their homes. The National Weather Service reported that tornadoes touched down Saturday morning near Lufkin and southwest of San Augustine in Texas.
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May 24, 1990 | From United Press International
The Ouachita River raged downstream in Arkansas on Wednesday, and the Trinity River crested 6 feet above flood stage in southeast Texas as flooding continued to plague the region. The rain-engorged Ouachita, which flooded Arkadelphia earlier, was advancing on Camden, where the crest was expected to arrive today at 12 feet above flood stage, the National Weather Service said.
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May 22, 1990 | From United Press International
New waves of powerful thunderstorms with winds up to 64 m.p.h. battered already flooded parts of Arkansas on Monday, knocking out power to thousands of homes and aggravating the misery from weekend flash floods that turned streets into roiling rivers. In southeastern Texas, storm clouds threatened to dump more water into the Trinity River, already 10 miles wide in places. Overflow from the Trinity already has swamped about 4,600 homes, and many of them will remain under water for weeks.
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May 22, 1990 | From United Press International
New waves of powerful thunderstorms with winds up to 64 m.p.h. battered already flooded parts of Arkansas on Monday, knocking out power to thousands of homes and aggravating the misery from weekend flash floods that turned streets into roiling rivers. In southeastern Texas, storm clouds threatened to dump more water into the Trinity River, already 10 miles wide in places. Overflow from the Trinity already has swamped about 4,600 homes, and many of them will remain under water for weeks.
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May 14, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Floods continued near swollen rivers in Texas and Arkansas, swamping farmland and residential areas, forcing hundreds more from their homes and stranding starving cattle on patches of high ground. In southeast Texas, floodwaters from the Trinity and Red rivers roared toward the Lake Livingston dam as authorities inspected levees and prepared for serious flooding about 50 miles north of Houston, and near Texarkana.
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May 11, 1990 | From United Press International
Cresting floodwaters in Arkansas and Texas surged southward Thursday, leaving behind hundreds of evacuees and untold millions of dollars in property, crop and livestock damage. The Red River crested early Thursday near Texarkana, and the levees there, heavily sandbagged for two days by National Guard troops, Marine reservists and volunteers, appeared stable. Crews continued to sandbag levees in the southern reaches of the Arkansas, Red and Trinity rivers, authorities said.
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May 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of families took refuge from rising rivers in Arkansas and Texas as work crews shored up levees and operated pumps to fight the worst flooding in at least six decades, authorities said. Up to 450 families remained out of their homes in Arkansas and another 200 families fled the surging Trinity River in Texas, officials said. No deaths or serious injuries were reported in Arkansas, but nearly 200 head of cattle were swept to their deaths north of Little Rock.
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May 6, 1990 | from United Press International
The swollen Arkansas River, fed by hard rains and overflowing lakes and reservoirs in Oklahoma, pushed relentlessly through Arkansas on Saturday, inundating homes in its path toward the Mississippi River. Gary Talley, spokesman for Arkansas Emergency Services in Little Rock, said the river was expected to cause serious flooding through Tuesday as flood crests move downstream from the Ft. Smith-Van Buren area on the Oklahoma border.
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December 29, 1987 | BOB SECTER and TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writers
The fading year served up another slush ball Monday, pelting the nation's midsection with the second major storm in as many weeks and stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers trying to head home from holiday trips. Frustrated passengers stacked up in airline terminals across the nation as the storm delivered a one-two punch to the two key mid-continental transfer points for commercial traffic--Denver's Stapleton and Chicago's O'Hare airports.
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May 24, 1990 | From United Press International
The Ouachita River raged downstream in Arkansas on Wednesday, and the Trinity River crested 6 feet above flood stage in southeast Texas as flooding continued to plague the region. The rain-engorged Ouachita, which flooded Arkadelphia earlier, was advancing on Camden, where the crest was expected to arrive today at 12 feet above flood stage, the National Weather Service said.
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May 21, 1990 | From United Press International
Up to 13 inches of rainfall in Arkansas washed out bridges, swept away cars and forced hundreds of people to flee to higher ground Sunday, while an overburdened dam in north-central Texas was sinking and feared to be near collapse. The downpour dumped more than 12 inches of rain in Hot Springs, Ark., and left some roads under water 7 feet deep. In the downtown area, automobiles floated down streets and crashed into storefronts, authorities said.
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May 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of low-lying areas along the Trinity River in southeastern Texas braced for the worst as a record 85,000 cubic feet of water per second was released from Lake Livingston to protect the dam there. The river's crest was expected to reach the dam today, and further releases from the reservoir could cause the worst flooding in 80 years.
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May 14, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Floods continued near swollen rivers in Texas and Arkansas, swamping farmland and residential areas, forcing hundreds more from their homes and stranding starving cattle on patches of high ground. In southeast Texas, floodwaters from the Trinity and Red rivers roared toward the Lake Livingston dam as authorities inspected levees and prepared for serious flooding about 50 miles north of Houston, and near Texarkana.
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May 13, 1990 | from United Press International
A wide band of thunderstorms and showers dumped up to 2 inches of rain Saturday on waterlogged Arkansas and Texas as the swollen Trinity and Red rivers raged southward and threatened to drive more people out of their homes. The National Weather Service reported that tornadoes touched down Saturday morning near Lufkin and southwest of San Augustine in Texas.
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May 11, 1990 | From United Press International
Cresting floodwaters in Arkansas and Texas surged southward Thursday, leaving behind hundreds of evacuees and untold millions of dollars in property, crop and livestock damage. The Red River crested early Thursday near Texarkana, and the levees there, heavily sandbagged for two days by National Guard troops, Marine reservists and volunteers, appeared stable. Crews continued to sandbag levees in the southern reaches of the Arkansas, Red and Trinity rivers, authorities said.
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May 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of families took refuge from rising rivers in Arkansas and Texas as work crews shored up levees and operated pumps to fight the worst flooding in at least six decades, authorities said. Up to 450 families remained out of their homes in Arkansas and another 200 families fled the surging Trinity River in Texas, officials said. No deaths or serious injuries were reported in Arkansas, but nearly 200 head of cattle were swept to their deaths north of Little Rock.
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May 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of low-lying areas along the Trinity River in southeastern Texas braced for the worst as a record 85,000 cubic feet of water per second was released from Lake Livingston to protect the dam there. The river's crest was expected to reach the dam today, and further releases from the reservoir could cause the worst flooding in 80 years.
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December 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A third day of rain in western Tennessee prompted new evacuations Saturday north of Memphis as some of the more than 3,000 people who had fled floodwaters in Millington began to return home. Subdivisions in northern areas of Memphis began evacuations Saturday, but the number of people was not immediately available. Since Wednesday, more than 12 inches of rain had fallen in Millington, about 20 miles north of Memphis, the National Weather Service said, and two to three more inches were expected.
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May 8, 1990 | United Press International
Floodwaters surged down the Arkansas River on Monday, forcing more than 300 people to flee their homes and causing millions of dollars in damage to roads, bridges and buildings in what may be the worst flooding in Arkansas in 63 years. Some 327 homes have been evacuated in six Arkansas counties along the Arkansas River. Emergency workers said 182 homes were evacuated in Jefferson County and predicted an additional 200 evacuations before the flooding ends.
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May 7, 1990 | from United Press International
Arkansas residents built sandbag dikes and low areas along the Arkansas River were evacuated Sunday, as floodwaters from two weeks of heavy rain in Oklahoma approached Little Rock. While the state braced for new flooding along the Arkansas and at least five other rivers, it declared disaster areas 27 counties hit by flash floods last week. A federal survey of the damage was to begin today. Flooding continued along the Red River, the Oklahoma-Texas border.
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