DISCUSSION: After the recent major flooding event which severely impacted several states to the west of the Mississippi River, there were many instances of widespread damage across the region. As shown in the footage above, several counties across the state of Arkansas were quite severely impacted by persistently heavy rainfall over the course of several consecutive days. It got to such a bad extent that the National Guard needed to be called in to help relieve some of the larger pressures placed on this part of the United States in the wake of such an extensive flooding event. It is also important to note that in the wake of such a major and widespread flooding event, one should always aim to avoid any and all flooded roadways due to its inherent ability to create debris flows which can include various infrastructural debris as well as various automobiles.
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