Parts Of Johnson County Remain Flooded Following Weekend Severe Weather

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HARTMAN (KFSM)- Three days after severe weather swept through the River Valley parts of Johnson County are still flooded.

One area in particular known as the Hartman Bottoms remained underwater Wednesday (May 13). Hartman city official Mike Williamson gave 5NEWS a tour.

"It is pretty high, usually you can drive out across out there," Williamson said.

Hartman is a small town of about 600 residents and the bottoms are normally used for farming.

"See the fence? Look at the fence. That's crop land right there," Williamson said.

According to Williamson, the area hasn't seen the type of high water and muddy conditions they're currently experiencing in five years. Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones said the water has gone down significantly in other parts of the county and nearly all of the roads that were damaged by flooding have been patched up. But more rain is expected later this week.

"Unless we get real heavy rain, for the most part I don't expect it to be more because the water has gone down real fast," Jones said.

As for the Hartman Bottoms, Williamson said he just hopes the same happens there soon.

"It's usually dry because it is farmland," Williamson said. "It's killing them. I feel sorry for the farmers."

Johnson County was part of Governor Asa Huchinson's disaster area declaration this week, nine other counties were also on that list. Johnson County officials said they're still adding up how much damage the flooding caused.