Congressman Hill and Judge Baker Meet with Faulkner County Residents Affected by Flooding

CONWAY, Ar. Today Congressman French Hill (AR-02) and Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker visited with residents in the Treasure Hills subdivision in Faulkner County. Last May, Treasure Hills was hit heavily by flooding, a problem that has persisted in the area for decades.

“I wanted to come and meet with the people in the community to let them know I am committed to working with Judge Baker to determine where federal agencies can better coordinate with local officials and property owners to help prevent similar situations from occurring in the future,” said Congressman Hill.

Congressman Hill and Judge Baker held a listening session with the residents, who talked about an increase in the frequency of floods in the subdivision and how changes in the floodplain, as well as the Arkansas River navigation system, have caused a nearby creek to consistently overflow into their neighborhood.

After the visit, Judge Baker said: “Congressman Hill cares about people that have been affected by the flood. He personally visited the Treasure Hills area and listened to the residents’ concerns this morning.”

Residents also stressed the need to find a permanent fix to the flooding, noting the problem has existed since the early 1990s and has caused a sharp rise in their flood insurance rates.

“Judge Baker and I will continue working on behalf of the people of Treasure Hills—the families in this community shouldn’t have to live in fear of damaging flooding every time we experience heavy rain,” said Rep. Hill.