Counties in NW Ark. dealing with flooding after storms

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    UNDATED (KTHV) -- Parts of northwest Arkansas are under water after storms left scattered flooding. Parts of Benton County got five inches of rain in just a few hours.

    Benton County officials declared a state of emergency because of the heavy rains.

    5NEWS reported that eight stranded drivers were rescued Thursday, including the drivers of two cars on Rainbow Road in Rogers. Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries.

    "I started hearing a lot of stuff when I was coming in about 7 o'clock this morning, and of course, that's the main time that everyone is going to work. I know we shut down several roads right around here between the 7 and 8 o'clock time frame," said Keith Rogers with the Rogers Police Department.

    Meanwhile, Bella Vista was also hit hard by rain. Some business owners arrived to find their stores soaked, which is not a good thing when you own a dry cleaning business.

    "I got here at 5:30 this morning. Water was about four inches deep in the whole dry cleaning shop running out the front door," described Wayne Phillips, business owner.

    For more information and photos of the flooding, please visit 5newsonline.com.

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