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Friday, June 11, 2010

At Least 12 Campers Die in Arkansas Flash Flooding

NOTE:  More information on this developing story can be found by clicking HERE...

ne of the rules of setting up a campsite is to check the surrounding topography- proximity to waterways- etc..

Then another rule is keeping tabs on the weather.

Apparently at least 12 campers along the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers in southwestern Arkansas failed to heed those two rules- and died when a "20 foot" rise in those streams caused by at least 7-inches of rain in a short time swept campers and their campsites away near Caddo Gap AR- according to this latest update from the FORT SMITH (AR) TIMES-RECORD.

Authorities started receiving the flood reports about 5:30 a.m. this morning- and a search and rescue of stranded campers continues at this hour.

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