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    • r/Arkansas – 2019 ARKANSAS RIVER FLOOD INFO MEGATHREAD

      2019 ARKANSAS RIVER FLOOD INFO MEGATHREAD

      Please keep info on volunteering, sandbags, and disaster relief here.

      Ar DOT Road Closure Call Center, 7a to 7p: 501-569-2374

      Ar DOT iDrive Arkansas, Road Closure Map

      Crawford County

      Faulker County

      Fort Smith

      • Champion Cycling and the city has two tents, two mounds of sand and a lot of bags for people who need sandbags in the Chaffee Crossing area at 7020 Taylor Ave. in Chaffe

      • The city is handing out sandbags at 8th St. & Garrison Ave. in the downtown parking lot near the Convention Center. This is the newest sandbag site.

      • The city is handing out sandbags at 3900 Kelley Hwy. behind the Street Dept. facility at 3900 Kelley Hwy, accessible from a road off Albert Pike. This site tends to get busy.

      • There will be a work crew, a pile of sand & bags at Jeffrey's Boy's & Girl's Club on North O Street. Volunteers are needed.

      LeFlore County

      Pope County

      Sequoyah County

      Sandbags are available at the Sequoyah County Emergency Management building at Elm Street and Chickasaw Avenue in Sallisaw.

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    • r/Arkansas – Advice from someone who was flooded in 2016 in Baton Rouge. Telling you what I wish I knew.

      I'm writing this for the people who got flooded. If you don't know if you got flooded, there's still a lot in here you should probably do, just in case. I'm not going to go through the basics of 'make sure you have food and water' and shit like that. I'll assume you're in a fairly safe place and you just don't know what to do next.

    • Step 1: Get a fucking FEMA number. You need this shit. Don't wait. Get it now. Phone: 800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service Available). Call them, give them all the info you have. You need to do this right fucking now if you have not already. There's no benefit to waiting and it's likely you aint doing shit other than looking at video feeds anyway, and that doesn't help. Get your damn FEMA number. Write it down, text it to yourself, email it to yourself. Don't lose it.

    • Get all the paperwork together you can. Get a folder thing. Something like this.. Every peice of information you get, put it in that folder and do not lose that shit. Get photocopies of your Drivers Lisence, Birth Certificate, whatever, and stick it in there. When dealing with FEMA and Insurance and whoever they will want copies of that stuff. Get copies of your vehicle insurance, house insurance, Taxes, every damn thing you have around. I don't recall everything but it felt like half my time during recovery was spent finding paperwork and getting it to various people. You want copies so when they ask for it you have it on hand and can give it to them. Don't risk them running out of paper of the copier being broken. When they give you paperwork, put it in your binder. Take pics with your phone and upload that shit to wherever you have online storage.

    • Document what you lost. I lost my car, and the entire contents of my downstairs (I have a townhouse), and more. When you get back, take pictures of every damn thing if you have insurance. No insurance, this step could still be useful because you can claim the losses on next years taxes. If you don't make enough to pay taxes, you might want this anyway. Aid agencies and the like are more willing to help when you can show what you lost.

    • Transportation. If you lost your car, be careful about buying a used ones. You'd not believe the bastards out there who were trying to sell flooded cars as having not be flooded. Check the floorboards for dampness, check the wheel well in the trunk for dampness. Check all the lights, blinkers, high beams, under the hood, every fucking thing.

    • Contact relief programs. Lots of churches and other organizations can help with food, clothes, toiletries, medications and the like. They do not know who you are and can't find you. You go find them. Don't make the mistakes I did. I make good money and I thought I shouldn't burden them with my needs. I should have. Turns out even if you make good money it can put a hell of a financial strain on you. Get your name on lists. Get an SBI loan, get your FEMA money, get your Insurance lined up. Be stingy with it. It goes fast.

    • Demolition. (Owners only) When you get back, your shit will be wrecked. You have to get all of it out. Like, now. Contactors will have no availability. There's hundreds of thousands of people who need their shit demo'ed out. There are not that many construction workers available. You can try and get one and pay greatly inflated prices fighting over the limited labor pool or you can do it yourself. Get friends to help, and help your fucking friends. You need them, and they need you. No friends available? Help your neighbors, and have them help you. Kill the power before you start. Don't fry yourself. Tools will be hard to come by. The day after the floods here all crowbars, hammers, sledgehammers, ect were cleared out of every home depot and lowes. Duct-tape the shit out of your fridge and pull it out. It will be a biological hazard quick. If you can, use metal screws to screw that thing closed. Padlock it. I don't care, make it so morons cannot open it. Get it to the side of the road. The trucks will be by soon. They're like giant garbage trucks with another container behind them and cranes. Get it to where they can get to them. It will be hot. It will be hard. Do it anyway. Get carpet out next. You cannot save it. Do not think you can. You cannot. Cut it in smaller peices. If you cut huge sheets the water weight alone will keep you from moving it. Anyway, you don't want to be in contact with that stuff for long. Your sheet rock soaks up water. Demo it out if the sheet has any signs of dampness, and that goes for the insulation as well. You need the place down to the studs. You can leave the outside for now. If you can get the AC working, turn it ice cold. Worry about the power bill later. You need the inside as dry as possible to stop the mold. There's lots of mold remediation spray out there. You'll need some. Lots of companies will do it for 10's of thousands of dollars. You can do it yourself unless you just have a mansion and that kinda cash to spare.

    • You will not be back in your place soon. When it hit people told me I'd be out for 3 months, to let the studs dry. I thought that was preposterous. No way in hell I'd be out that long. Demo it out, throw up some new sheetrock and paint it, I'd be fine in no time. It took like 9 months. You can tell the progress everyone is having by what you can't get. Can't get sheetrock and insulation? That's because 300k people are all trying to do their sheetrock and insulation at that moment. They attack the delivery trucks like feeding piranha.

    • Assume your contractors are trying to rip you off. I cannot tell you know many people I personally know who wrote a deposit check to contractors who cashed it out then fucking disappeared. Do not trust them. Get copies of their licenses, research their history, make sure they are who they say they are and that they are not a fly-by-night operation. The cops/feds are still out looking for the bastards who scammed flood victims. Don't be a victim.

    • Consider the future. I ended up adding a few outlets to various areas, and changing where my cable came into my house. Also built out the area under the stairs and a few other improvements. Your shit's all demoed out anyway, may as well make some improvements if you can.

There's a ton I am sure I am forgetting. Message me with questions if you want. I'll help how I can.

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    • r/Arkansas – Attention Paranormal Lovers – Paranormal Cirque is Coming to Arkansas!

      The girls are hot and there’s some nice aerial stunts, the silk ropes and a giant pendulous wheel that a guy almost falls from. Plus they serve booze and encourage drunken shouting from the crowd, so don’t be a jagoff and bring your kids then give out dirty looks because it’s too raunchy. It’s supposed to be 17+, but 13 with a parent, and some people stretch it.

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    • r/Arkansas – Back In Arkansas, But Need to Know About the Snakes.

      Back In Arkansas, But Need to Know About the Snakes.

      So I lived in Arkansas in my early life, but not long enough to learn more about the snakes that I need to watch for. We moved back from VA, and my dad's friend told me about how the Water Moccasin is the most common snake there, along with how it's got necrotic venom. I was wondering are there any others I should watch for here in Central Arkansas? Any help would be rad!

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    • r/Arkansas – Beautiful waterfall off of highway 123.

      really beautiful. We did the loop from 7 to 164, stopped at long pool, then got on 123, saw this one, went to haw creek, couldn't cross due to flooding, then went across the street to pam's grotto(also beautiful), and then attempted to hit car wash falls but also couldn't see that one due to Hurricane creek being flooded. We then linked back up with highway 7 and made our was to heber springs and saw bridal veil falls and another cascade.

      With little rock as our home base we were able to do all this and be back in time for the sunset.

      If you do this route there a couple falls you can stop at right off 7 on your way back but i think you would need to skip heber springs.

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    • r/Arkansas – Camping in Arkansas?

      Camping in Arkansas?

      Idk why this is so complicated for me. I’m just trying to find a place that me and a group of friends can camp at in Arkansas for 2-3 days. I’m talking real, woodsy camping, preferably away from hotels, restaurants, other campers (as possible as that would be) etc. I just wanna camp in a tent in the woods, explore the ecosystem, and make some s’mores. Where do I look for this?

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    • r/Arkansas – CONNECTING WITH OTHER ARTISTS

      CONNECTING WITH OTHER ARTISTS

      CONNECTING WITH OTHER ARTISTS

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      I'd love to connect with other artists in Arkansas. It literally doesn't matter what medium you prefer sculpting, painting, digital art, and etc. This includes what subjects you prefer humans, animals, fantasy, surrealism, abstract.

      My artist name is Ryuu Girl and I specialize in digital and traditional illustrations, concept art, graphic design, and motion graphics. Please introduce yourself:

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    • r/Arkansas – Czech firearms manufacturing facility coming to Little Rock

      Yes because they're going to be handing out free handgun samples at the gates to the factory. /s

      C'mon man, it's several hundred good paying manufacturing jobs coming to an area that desperately needs more of these blue collar jobs. This will have zero impact on the number of guns (on the streets) in Little Rock.

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    • r/Arkansas – Fleecing the Kids: Financial Habits of an LRSD Administrator

      Agreed. Accountability is a major issue, especially given the fact that district leadership has largely stayed the same AFTER the state took over due to poor performance. The Superintendent plays a large part in the direction of the district, but his/her hands are going to be tied if those executing his direction are incapable of doing so or actively avoid it.

      The article raises an interesting question about why the Arkansas Legislative Audit that found misspending by Karen James didn't also catch anything related to Fields and his use of THREE district credit cards.

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    • r/Arkansas – House of Representatives District Map (92nd General Assembly: 2019)

      So there’s a lot of progressive Republicans in NWA? Seems like they would vote differently if they were so supportive multiculturalism and LGBTQ people. Progressive issues are more than being excepting of folks based on race, orientation, etc. what about gun control? Women’s reproductive rights? Education reform? Prison reform? Corporate responsibility? These are very D vs R issues.

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    • r/Arkansas – How do you think the flooding will affect interstate travel?

      How do you think the flooding will affect interstate travel?

      Specifically from Little Rock to Conway. I haven’t experienced flooding here before and I want to know if I should prepare to have to stay over night between work shifts, or call in if the interstate gets closed. Has this happened before? Thanks.

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    • r/Arkansas – Howdy,r/AR lurkers.

      Howdy,r/AR lurkers.

      Good evening, yall. I hope we're all doing okay. This is a reminder that /AR does have a discord server which is much more active than the subreddit. We have fun times in there as well as thought provoking discussions in the #politics-and-debate channel. It's a helluva better experience then the sub as this moment. I'm reaching out to yall to connect with your fellow Arkansans. We're a rowdy bunch, but a good one.

      Discord Server - https://discordapp.com/invite/HADyYRq
      Discord App Download (Don't worry, it's easy) - https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=win

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    • r/Arkansas – I feel like we should all take a moment to hug our children a little extra tomorrow before they go to school.

      I feel like we should all take a moment to hug our children a little extra tomorrow before they go to school.

      I don’t personally have any children, but hearing about the student committing suicide today in Celeburne Co brought me to tears. I cannot imagine my sister going to school and feeling like the only thing she can do to better her situation is death. Please make sure your kids are okay, and if they aren’t please accept that and seek help for them.

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    • r/Arkansas – July trip to Arkansas: Any recomondations on places to see or eat at?

      July trip to Arkansas: Any recomondations on places to see or eat at?

      Me and my folks are taking a trip to Arkansas. We are staying at the Bella Vista resort on the northern side of Arkansas. Any suggestions on sites we should see? I think we would like to see one of the caves and go visit Little Rock as well.

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    • r/Arkansas – Murberry mountain weather in Oct

      Murberry mountain weather in Oct

      Hi r/Arkansas! I’m interested in a camping festival that will be held at murberry mountain this October 3rd -6th, just asking any local here knows about the weather, since I don’t want to be stay in the mud for a couple days😂😂 thanks!

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    • r/Arkansas – The great flood of ’19 – Conway edition

      Just back from Toad Suck. It's no joke. They have the roads to the park areas blocked, and the little market across the bridge is sandbagged.

      That road by the market was blocked by cops, including one state tropper, blue lights flashing. They don't want anyone down there.

      From the bridge, you can see the lock and the water is almost up to the railings on the walkways.

      Bad stuff.

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    • r/Arkansas – Welcome to the /r/Arkansas Discord server!

      Welcome to the /r/Arkansas Discord server!

      Special thanks to /u/StevieBranscum for all of his hard work setting up the server far better than I could have on my own. Also thanks to /u/CountryGamer001 for his work in the server setting up a bot and being a diligent moderator.

      All,

      Over the last several weeks, we've seen tremendous growth in our shiny new Discord server, CLICK HERE TO JOIN, and are excited to see new interaction and more traffic as days go on. A few notes:

      • Upon arrival, new members will notice only one channel, #gaia-gate. You are REQUIRED to ping the discord moderators and request permission. We know this is a bit of a pain in the ass but it prevents us from experiencing trolls raiding our server (again).

      • Our server is constantly evolving and will continue to change in small ways as we see fit. If you have suggestions, don't be shy and let us know. We appreciate all input from users.

      • WE ARE IN NEED OF EMOJIS. Rather than just go online to find a list of whatever everyone else does, I figured it would be great to see if we can have something a bit more close to home. If anyone has the time/patience/skill, let's work on it.

      Thanks, Mantrid.

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