Oklahoma Guard helicopters helping in Ark. flood

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma National Guard is assisting in
efforts to rescue any survivors from deadly flash flooding in
southwest Arkansas.
Oklahoma National Guard spokesman, Lt. Col. Max Moss, said
Friday that two OH-58 Kiowa helicopters that had been in the state
since Monday began providing observation reports from the air to
local agencies conducting rescue efforts on the ground at the
Albert Pike Recreation Area near Caddo Gap. Moss says the
helicopters were in the Mena, Ark., area earlier this week to help
law enforcement officers with drug interdiction.
Authorities say at least 16 people were dead and more than 40
were missing after heavy rain pushed the Little Missouri and Caddo
rivers out of their banks.
He says the helicopters will continue to help as long as they
are needed.


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