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9 Extraordinary Times Arkansas Bounced Back From Total Disasters

Despite the video some of us have seen on social media of a man riding an inflatable duck down a flooded Fayetteville street, storm season in the Natural State isn’t generally fun and games. In fact, the recent storms in Arkansas have left several communities flooded and caused seven deaths. Combined with the recent murders of two children from Mena, their mother, and their great uncle, it seems like the Natural State can’t catch a break lately. I didn’t make y’all this list to depress you further. Instead, think of this article as examples of things we’ve all overcome. If we can bounce back from the grief and devastation of these 9 horrific tragedies, we can rally once again.

For more on the Elaine Massacre, click here. To read about another devastating tornado, try this one.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.