The storms of Thursday night and this morning have left most low-lying Faulkner County roads from Vilonia east flooded, damaged or both, according to County Judge Preston Scroggin.
West of Vilonia, as of about 7:45 this morning, flooding and damage seem to be less severe, Scroggin said.
Scroggin said homes around Lake Conway may also be in danger this morning, "because there's some record water that went in there."
"It's high, but they haven't got any water in them yet," he said, adding that he'd heard from the Arkansas Game and Fish Association that the floodgates had been opened and it seems the water is flowing into Palarm Creek and the Arkansas River.
"Game and fish says the only thing that saved these homes on the lake is that Conway didn't get anywhere near as much rain as the eastern part of the county," Scroggin said.
In Conway, flooding was limited to South German Lane, Middle Road and "a little on Harkrider," according to Conway Street Department director Tommy Fowlkes. Fowlkes said as of about 7:50 a.m., all roads in Conway were open.
Rescue workers were on standby through Friday night and early this morning. The first call of a motorist in need of rescue came in at around 10:30 p.m. on Naylor Road, and a woman was rescued there after she had driven her vehicle into floodwaters.
At 11:25 p.m., the Saltillo Fire Department and Faulkner County Rescue Squad were notified of a man who had been washed off Beryl Road in a vehicle and had floated more than a hundred yards down Little Palarm Creek. Shortly past midnight, this man had been located by rescue workers and a canoeist who volunteered to brave the floodwaters. The man was said to be unhurt.
Faulkner County remains under a flash flood watch until a 1 a.m. Saturday and a flood warning until noon today, according to the National Weather Service.