PHOTOS: Heavy Rain At Fort Smith Pavilion

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Heavy rain overnight caused flooding at the Fort Smith Pavilion.

As a result, Old Navy, Shoe Carnival and Sports Clips were all flooded.

The Fort Smith Pavilion's property managers contacted the three store owners that received damage in the early morning hours Wednesday (May 20).

The owners of the Shoe Carnival said that the water was so high that they can't even open their backdoor. They also told 5NEWS an emergency response team from Tulsa surveying the flooding damage.

Property caretakers said this is the second time in three weeks that the drain has overflowed after a heavy amount of rainfall. This particular flood was much worse than the first one, they said.

Shoe Carnival store manager Gary Raines said the store will be closed Wednesday (May 20) due to flooding, and it is too early to tell when it will re-open.

Old Navy store manager Demetrius Green said the store opened at noon instead of 9:00 a.m. due to flooding, and no merchandise was ruined.

Sports Clips opened on time at 9:00 a.m. with a small amount of flooding in the backroom, according to an employee.

 



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