Stalled cars, water damage in homes, and downed trees and fences were reported from Faulkner County residents who were affected by Thursday evening and early Friday’s storms.

Debbie Nichols, who lives in Royal Oaks subdivision near the corner of Irby Drive and Salem Road in west Conway, said part of the brick wall that surrounds her neighborhood was washed away in flood waters.

"There have been a couple of times when the water has gotten high on Irby, when the water has had no place to go. … It would normally go under the road in the culvert, but it’s not wide enough," Nichols said.

She said she and some neighbors have water damage in their homes.

"We were up still at 2 a.m., and the water was draining off Irby and going through our yard like a roaring river. I know other homes in the neighborhood had problems, ones that haven’t had problems in the past," she said.

Nichols said her yard had standing water in it Friday morning, but Thursday night the water was up to her knees.

A resident at Champions Drive, off of West Tyler Street, said water flooded the residential street, with water moving up driveways.

Another resident reported at least two flooded vehicles in the neighborhood.

No major reports of damage reached county officials, said County Judge Allen Dodson.

"I know of some land owners who lost some very large old trees," said Dodson.

He said the county would be "prepped and ready" for Friday evening if more rain came into the area.

"We’ll have some stuff read to go if need be," he said. "The main thing is to get the roads open so first responders can get in there and then the utility companies."

The National Weather Service of Little Rock predicted an 80 percent chance of precipitation today. New rainfall amounts could be between one and two inches.

Thunderstorms are likely.

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