Aftermath of heavy rains in central Arkansas on Monday

Several inches of rain fell Monday afternoon causing swift waters and massive flooding on our roadways.

HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas — It was a slow-moving storm across parts of Central Arkansas that caused heavy rainfall and flooding Monday afternoon.

The hardest-hit areas were Garland and Hot Spring Counties.

The Hot Springs Memorial Airport recorded 3.21 inches of rain within a couple hours time, but some estimates show as much as 4 and a half inches of rain fell.

Now, emergency managers are looking to see how much damage the storms did.

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THV11 received several videos of water pooling in front of businesses and several roadways flooded.

“Anytime that you have high winds and significantly high level of rainfall coming down in such a short period of time you’re going to have some type of damage,” said Melody Daniel with the Department of Emergency Management.

“Right now, what our emergency managers are looking for are those damages that could cause problems in the future,” said Daniel.

There is help for people who were impacted by the storms. If you see any damage, you are asked to contact your local authorities as soon as possible.

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“Right now what you need to do is reach out to that office of emergency management. Every county has one and that’s the first step in disaster recovery no matter how big or small the disaster is,” said Daniel.

The Department of Emergency Management tells us these heavy rainfalls can have lasting effects on the rivers and lakes as we head into the July 4th holiday.

If you are planning to head out on the water this week, check to make sure it’s safe.

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