Miller County Establishes Around the Clock Flood Command Center


Miller County officials have set up an around the clock flood command center in Garland, Arkansas.

Officials held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the command center answering questions for reporters and around 50 concerned citizens.

According to NWS predictions the river will reach 30 feet at Index Bridge on Highway 71 by late Sunday. A level that is around 4 feet lower than was set in 1990.

Larry Pritchett, Miller County emergency services coordinator said the levees appear to be in good condition. Officials used an airplane to survey the levees from Index Bridge to near the Louisiana line Wednesday morning.

According to Pritchett Garland residents should be on alert and they will use weather sirens and police cars to notify citizens if evacuation is needed.

Miller County Judge Larry Burgess said concerned citizens can call the command center for flood information around the clock at 870-683-2154.

Citizens can also check road closure information at for Arkansas and for Texas roads.

Judge Burgess also urged area fisherman to stay of the river until water recedes.


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