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June 12, 2010

Arkansas sets up phone line for families after floods in area popular with Oklahoma campers

CADDO GAP, Ark. —  Arkansas emergency officials have set up a toll-free line for people to call if they are seeking loved ones after flash flooding along the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers.

Callers to the Department of Emergency Management can only report someone missing. Operators do not have information about missing people.

The number is (888) 683-2336.

Rivers rose sharply early Friday, swamping camp sites in southern Montgomery County. Police said at least 16 were killed and that dozens are unaccounted for. The area is popular with campers from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

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