|Published:||Jun 13, 2010 8:01 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 13, 2010 5:02 PM EDT|
LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - Survivors of Friday's flash flood in Arkansas, and relatives of those still missing, have been taken on a tour of the campground from which the victims were swept away by the rushing water.
The pastor of a local church says the family members were very emotional during the tour, and that some of them tried to recover the personal belongings of their loved ones.
Graig Cowart says, "It's just overwhelming for them." He says the area "looks like a war zone."
After earlier receiving dozens of reports of people missing after the floods, authorities now say they're looking for just three missing campers.
State police say many of those who were initially unaccounted for are probably camping elsewhere in Arkansas, which is why they haven't been reachable.
The bodies of 18 people have been found in the aftermath of the floods. Searchers today are using bulldozers and chainsaws to clear the many tangled piles of debris that collected along Little Missouri River.