Images and video show the aftermath of major flooding in Arkansas

Pocahontas Mayor Kary Story, Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management AJ Gary

The Arkansas National Guard says there are 120 Guardsmen deployed to Northeast Arkansas supporting eight different disaster relief operations.

Hundreds of roads across the four states remain closed, including a busy stretch of Interstate 44 in suburban St. Louis. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and IL.

The Black River that runs from southeast Missouri into northeast Arkansas was down after cresting at record levels earlier this week in places such as Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Pocahontas, Arkansas. Water had begun to spill over the top of the levee on Tuesday and it breached on Wednesday.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said the flash flood warning is in effect until 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

Portions of the Missouri and MS rivers remain well above flood stage.

Organizations are also volunteering to help flood victims.

Hutchinson told reporters Wednesday at the Capitol that state emergency officials have identified nine levee breaches in Randolph County alone, and that three of those "appear to be categorized as major". More rain is in the forecast Wednesday. A school bus trying to drive on a flooded road got stuck and almost tipped over near the town of Iowa, Louisiana.

Evacuation orders were issued on Monday for eastern Pocahontas, which included 150 homes, dozens of businesses and an assisted living facility, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Heavy rainfall that started last weekend sparked flooding and forced the closure of hundreds of roads in Missouri, Arkansas and IL. But the mess left behind was substantial. Residents in nearby communities have been urged to seek higher ground.

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