The area of heavy flooding rain has shifted south as of the early hours of this Thursday morning.
Flash flood emergencies are in effect for Hollister, Roaring River State Park and other areas of McDonald, Barry and southern Stone Counties. Additional flash flood concerns exists in portions of northern Arkansas including Boone and Carroll Counties.
Just over 6.5″ of rain has been logged at the Branson Airport overnight (still raining). Much of this fell in a two hour period. This rush of water flowed north along Turkey Creek into Hollister. The water rose rapidly there, several RV’s were reportedly washed away and the situation is still unfolding.
Meanwhile, the river gage on the Roaring River in the park of the same name in Barry County swelled to 8.31 feet as of 5:30 a,m. and is guaranteed to rise much more as another round of very heavy rain is about to impact that area as of this writing (6:30 am).
The heavy rain will continue all day! Please stay safe. I’ll have more timely updates on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day.