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CAPTION ONLY: RAIN-SWOLLEN RIVERS LEAVE DEATH, DESTRUCTION BEHIND

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Floodwaters from the Arkansas River inundate homes in the Island Harbor subdivision in Pine Bluff, Ark. The river hit a rec-ord 27.6 feet - 4 feet above flood stage - at Little Rock Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of more than 300 families. A threat of rain raised fears of more flooding in Little Rock even as the crest of floodwaters moved downstream Wednesday toward Pine Bluff. At least 400 homes have been heavily damaged or submerged by the Arkansas River, state officials said. The river also has swept away cattle, including all but 67 of a herd of 250 in Conway County, upstream from Little Rock. In Texas, more than 1,600 people have sought shelter from flooding along the Trinity River, which has engulfed farmland along with businesses and homes. The water level at Lake Texoma on the Oklahoma line continued to fall after cresting at a record 644.76 feet above sea level, 27 feet above normal. Thirteen deaths have been blamed on the weather in the past two weeks, one in Oklahoma and the rest in Texas.