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    Posted May 11, 2011 by
    jmocnn
     
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    Oneida, Arkansas
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    Mississippi River flooding

     
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    Arkansas Man Saves House From Flood

     

    Tributary water has flooded the community of Oneida, Arkansas, leaving  Rickey Davidson's 600 acres of farmland and all of his neighbors houses completely submerged under water.   Even though he lost many of his crops, and his fields to grow corn, wheat, and beans are useless while flooded,  for now he has managed to save his house.    Rickey and his brother J.R.  have taken matters into their own hands to save their homes.   They dug a make shift levy,  and have rigged a pump system using their tractor that has constantly pumped water away from his house into what now looks like a lake where his crops once were.   The Davidson's aren't in the clear yet, but they are optimistic that their unique engineering system will save their property.     

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