Some of Arkansas's smallest communities are feeling the biggest effects of the river flooding.

In the north east corner of Jefferson County along Highway 256, the people in Wright are dealing with a disaster.

“Everything is underwater,” homeowner Debbie James said. “Most everyone down there that I know are homeless.” 

James has lived in Wright for 30 years. She lived through the flood of 1990, when the water stayed in her backyard. But this time, it's inside her home. 

"My first reaction was heartbreak because my husband and I just remodeled again. We'd just put new carpet in from the first flood," she said.

For now, James is living in a camper. She says other people are living in tents or staying in the temporary shelter inside the volunteer fire department. One of those people is Wendy Shue. 

"One minute you think you're okay, the next you're wondering, what are you gonna do,” Shue said. “How do you pick up and move on when you don't have anything to pick up? When you don't have anywhere to go? It’s hard. It’s devastating.”

The devastation in Wright is overwhelming, but so is the response from neighbors near and far.

"It’s the job of the church to minister where people are hurting. To be the hands and the feet of Jesus and reach out where people have a need and meet that need,” New Life Church Pine Bluff pastor Matt Mosler said. 

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Mosler's congregation is collecting and distributing supplies to those pushed out of their homes and those choosing to stay behind the levees. 

“They’re tough, man. They’re resilient. They’re used to leaning on each other and helping each other out,” he said.

Most people don’t know what they’ll return to when they can go back beyond the levees. All there is to do for now is wait for the water to recede.

“It’s overwhelming. you know, to get the help that we need and for everyone to come together and just be so generous,” Shue said.