16 People killed in Flash Flood in Arkansas as Hikers & Campers Swept Away, Dozens Missing


Tragedy strikes Arkansas when flash floods hit the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers that rose by 20 feet overnight. The result was the hikers and campers who were spending the night in tents along the rivers in the isolated Ouachita Mountains were unsuspectingly swept away.

It was reported that 16 people had died in flash floods and dozens are missing in Arkansas after flood waters swept through a camp ground. Sadly, many of the the  dead reported are children and there are still as many as 20 people still missing after the flash flood.

About 60 campers were rescued by emergency workers, another two dozen hospitalized, the Associated Press reported, citing authorities. Dozens more are still missing and feared dead.

“About one-thirty, two in the morning, we started hearing children and women screaming and crying,” said Crystel Hofer, who was asleep in her cabin when the water came raging through. “So we went to the door and opened the door and they were trying to come up the hill to where our cabin was to escape the rising water.”

UPDATE I: 17 now dead in Flash Flood and many still missing as search and rescue/recovery begins.

Rescue crews took to kayaks, horseback and ATVs on Saturday to resume the desperate search for about two dozen campers still missing after flash floods swept through a popular campground, killing at least 17 people.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “16 People killed in Flash Flood in Arkansas as Hikers & Campers Swept Away, Dozens Missing”

    1. Angie on June 11th, 2010 9:26 pm

      Please pray for the missing, injured and families of those who died in this horrific flash flood.


    2. Selena on June 11th, 2010 9:27 pm

      the Southeast just came out of a long drought which looks like it’s being compensated for with sudden heavy rainfalls and people should be aware of this as we will likely see more hurricanes and inland tropical rainfall this season.
      Thank you for the reminder that we are all at risk even if we aren’t on the coast.
      Prayers for the victims and their families.
      Be safe.

    3. Inge on June 12th, 2010 5:15 am

      Let’s see-tragedy strikes, people hurt, and missing.
      Did Arkansas vote for Obummer? If not, they can forget about even a peep from DC; remember Tennessee?
      May God bless our brothers, and sisters.

    4. Jess on June 12th, 2010 10:29 am

      We must offer all our prayer to those who suffer in the flash flood happen we must help them in just a simple way buy giving food to them and offer prayer to those who died..

    5. meemee on June 12th, 2010 11:14 am

      this a mother nature tragedy, NOT A POLITICAL FORUM,
      pray for all the people missing, and loved ones left behind.

    6. nell on June 12th, 2010 1:52 pm

      yes pray for the people in the flood i am for Ar.the worst i can remeber pres. needs to help them with aid.

    7. tyqunia on April 1st, 2011 2:21 pm

      that is mess up all those people died like that i will be disappoint

    8. tyqunia on April 1st, 2011 2:22 pm

      half of my faimly died and i am still criing over i do not have a daddy i never see him

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