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Pine Bluff officials: Flood won't sink Arkansas city's hopes

 


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An economically struggling Arkansas city in the midst of a revitalization plan continued flooding Tuesday as the Arkansas River crested its banks, but local officials said even after the waters recede, the community's resilience will bolster recovery.

Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington said federal and state aid will be crucial to help the town of about 42,000 clean up and rebuild after the record-breaking flooding.

The river isn't expected to crest at its high of 51 feet (15 meters) until about 1 a.m. Thursday in the city, which is located about 40 miles (65 kil...



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