There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, checking roads, and helping motorists all day. The images posted are from a swift water rescue from today that took place on Dooley Rd in the Boles Community. The driver of this vehicle was very lucky and was rescued without injury or worse.
“Folks, I want to say how much I appreciate our law enforcement county, state, Boles Fire Department and the state wildlife officers. They just accomplished a very difficult and long swift water rescue in very swift water down in Boles. Everybody’s safe. Pray for these guys and their families and safety. We still have at least one more day of this starting late tonight.... Also prayers for our county, God Bless all of you,” states Scott County Judge James Forbes.
Please, if you live in a low lying area that may flood and you have somewhere more safe you can stay for the night do so. And if you encounter a flooded roadway DO NOT drive into the water. The depth and strength of the current is very difficult to judge before it is too late, and there could be submerged debris in the road or the roadway itself could be damaged. It is simply too dangerous and not worth it. Photos courtesy of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.