January 2, 2001 |
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was among the thousands in the state whose homes lost power after a Christmas Day ice storm, urged residents to be patient as the lights slowly came back on. Huckabee told state lawmakers in a conference call that he believed the storm was the worst in state history. About 46,000 Arkansas homes and businesses remained without electricity. At its peak, the storm knocked out power to about 315,000 Arkansas customers.
May 22, 1990 |
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.
January 16, 1997 |
The fifth blizzard of the season socked North Dakota with fierce wind and blinding snow, while snow and ice storms in the Midwest shut down highways and sent thousands of students home early. Icy conditions in Arkansas led to four deaths, including that of an 80-year-old man who fell while getting the newspaper and three killed in car accidents, and persuaded Ku Klux Klan members to postpone a rally this weekend.
May 28, 2000 |
Thunderstorms and tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees and power lines in northern Arkansas Saturday, injuring at least one person. Five people died in traffic accidents. A tornado touched down near Leachville, in the northeast corner of Arkansas, Arkansas State Police said. At least one person was injured, authorities said. The heavy rain also prompted flood warnings and stranded several campers, canoeists and kayakers along the rapidly flowing Buffalo National River.
March 5, 1997 |
There it was, big as the cloudless sky: Air Force One thundering over houses without roofs, cars without windows, trees scattered on the ground like a game of pickup sticks. And the people of this modest, devastated neighborhood were waiting. "This is President Clinton's community," declared the Rev. Hezekiah D. Stewart Jr., watching as the presidential plane headed toward a landing at Little Rock, Ark.
May 24, 1990 |
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.