LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says the state is on alert as Hurricane Isaac slowly makes its way toward Arkansas.
Beebe says the state's utilities brought in extra workers in case of widespread electricity outages. He says emergency personnel are also on alert and that he's talked with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has offered assistance to the state if needed.
Beebe says Arkansas hasn't seen an influx of out-of-state evacuees like it did during Hurricane Katrina - though the state is prepared for those who show up. The governor says the bigger concern is the potential for flash flooding and possible damage to row crops in eastern Arkansas.
The National Weather Service says Isaac is expected to drop five or more inches of rain through Friday night.
Today's THV weather team is tracking the storm closely. Follow @TodaysTHV on Twitter for updates and visit the Tracking the Tropics page for detailed and up-to-the-minute information.
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