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    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - More than a half-foot of rain fell in far northwest Arkansas and the Benton County judge has made an emergency declaration.

    A number of streets were closed Thursday after an estimated 7 to 10 inches of rain fell and caused flash flooding.

    Fayetteville television station KHOG reports the disaster declaration enables city governments and the county to be reimbursed for emergency responses to the flooding.

    Benton County Emergency Management Director Robert McGowen says crews have performed 15 water rescues. McGowen is warning residents to not drive over streets that are covered with water.

    More than three dozen roads and bridges were closed at least for a time on Thursday in Benton County.

    No injuries were reported.

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