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an entire neighbourhood drowned in floodwaters is pretty devastating to see %HESITATION all this water in a neighborhood and now thousands across Arkansas Oklahoma in Louisiana are bracing for more Thursday swollen rivers keep rising this is a flood of historic magnitude it surpasses all Arkansas River flooding in our recorded history the river according to the National Weather Service as high as forty five feet in some places threatening communities and forcing many to evacuate as the record levels raise fears that aging levies may not be able to hold up let these are designed to hold water temporarily and they're gonna hold water longer than they have in the past so we are monitoring I say we I'm talking about the entire team from local county state and federal more than a week of violent weather including downpours and deadly tornadoes has lashed the central United States turning highways into lakes in submerging all but the roofs of some homes in Oklahoma at least six people have died in the latest round of flooding and storms according to the state's department of health and in Louisiana the Mississippi River was also a record flood levels , back in Arkansas governor oesa Hutchinson said he sent a letter to US president Donald Trump asking for a federal emergency declaration for his state