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Northwest Arkansas Prepared For Flooding, Tornado Season

Posted: March 28, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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Lee Klug looked up at dark clouds rolling across the sky as the first severe, spring storms hit Arkansas on Thursday.

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Costly Storms

Flooding in August cost Benton County about $3.3 million. Washington County was fortunate in 2013, and the county suffered little damage from weather events.

Source: Staff Report

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Tornado Alley

“Tornado Alley” is a term used to describe an are of the U.S. where tornados are more frequent. Although it has no defined boundaries, most experts believe it begins in Central Texas and stretches to southern South Dakota, with the most activity in North Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. In some maps, Northwest Arkansas in included in Tornado Alley.

Source: Smithsonian Institution

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