Arkansas Storm Death Toll at 11 Over 2 Days - NECN

Arkansas Storm Death Toll at 11 Over 2 Days



    (NECN/CNN) - The same system of violent storms that officials say is responsible for killing 11 people in Arkansas is moving east. But while people in the South are bracing for bad weather, a large chunk of the Midwest is coping with major flooding. 

    Residents grab what they can as flood waters rise in Branson, Missouri. Water released from a nearby dam is causing major flooding downstream.

    In Poplar Bluff, the rising Black River has already broken through its protective levee in several spots. Hundreds of residents have been warned to get out.

    It's same violent storm system killed at least ten people in Arkansas. Like in many other places, flooding is now the biggest threat. 

    In northwest Tennessee, people are fleeing to higher ground after days of heavy rain. While visiting the Illinois Emergency Operations Center, governor Pat Quinn called on the National Guard to help combat flooding.

    In northeast Texas, the same storm system pummeled the town of Ben Wheeler Tuesday night. The National Weather Service says it received dozens of tornado reports, from Texas to Kentucky. They warned there could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys over the next week.