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Rain intensifies flooding in saturated Arkansas, Oklahoma


"We've got lakefront property now. Right up to the front door," said Hindley, a 45-year-old FedEx worker who is among thousands of residents along the Arkansas-Oklahoma border impacted by widespread flooding along the swollen Arkansas River.

Heavy rainfall on Wednesday has intensified flooding in the already saturated region, where the river has hit record water levels. Officials said an aging levee system was holding up despite a rush of water coming downstream from rain-soaked Oklahoma and Kansas.

Still, the river was nearly twice the level it was 10 days ago and flash-flood warnings were issued across the region Wednesday.

"Just because the river has crested doesn't mean we're out of danger," said Col. Bob Dixon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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