ENGLAND, Ar (KTHV)-- The roads and lawns in Lonoke and Jefferson counties were covered with flood waters Friday after Hurricane Isaac moved through Thursday.
England School District dismissed early Friday in order to allow the buses to run a safer route, rather than later in the day with possibly more flooding.
Principal Eddie Nalley said, "I've been here for 10 years and this is the first time we've let out for flooding."
Regarding the front yard of his high school campus, he says, "It's not unusual for us because this is farming country. For us to have some standing water. But obviously when you come in the drive it's four or five inches deep. Of course you don't want to drive in deep water. And we don't want our parents to have to pick our kids up in those situations."
Down the road towards Tucker, Arthur Patterson says it rained at his house between 2:30 Thursday afternoon until Friday midday. He didn't need sandbags but his front yard was completely flooded, and shingles were blown off his brother's roof.
At Tucker Prison, just across the county line, inmates filled sandbags to distribute to the residents of England as well as help stop water coming into the Chapel.
Arkansas Department of Corrections spokesperson Shea Wilson says the Chapel was the only building on prison property that had water flood inside the building.
Friday afternoon the sun was shining, but lightning was looming in the distance.
As always, the officials remind everyone to stay alert and if you see a flooded aread of road in front of you, play it safe and turn around, don't drown.