Northwest Arkansas inundated, floods sweep away homeless camp

Region inundated, roads temporarily closed

Posted: April 27, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jessica Hopkins sits Wednesday at the 7 Hills Homeless Center as she recounts the flash flood event that caused her to escape from the high water of Town Branch Creek earlier in the morning in south Fayetteville. Heavy rain caused flooding and submerged campsites and portions of the Razorback Greenway, including portions of the Town Branch section.

A torrent ran through Town Branch in south Fayetteville on Wednesday morning. Rushing water split a homeless camp near South School Avenue and Jessica Hopkins grabbed what's most important to her.

How to help

Go to 7hillscenter.org or drop off items at 1832 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Needed items include tarps, sleeping bags, tents and blankets.

Source: Staff report

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