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News Last Updated: Aug 30th, 2017 - 10:17:36


Hurricane Harvey and flooding relief
By The Waldron News
Hurricane Harvey has inundated the southeast area of Texas with damage and flooding. In particular, the Greater Houston area has been severely impacted by flooding of unprecedented proportions. America’s fourth largest city has suffered greatly.
SCSO is answering a call for help from FEMA and Houston area authorities for manpower and resources to help in search and rescue efforts. Sheriff Hollenbeck is sending the SCSO Boat Team and several members of Sebastian County Search and Rescue for a 4 day deployment to the affected area.
Secondly, SCSO will be a donation site for supplies to go to the southeast Texas area. Bottled water, cereal/protein bars, and other ready to eat foods will be accepted at the Sheriff’s Office. SCSO will coordinate with Red Cross and other aid groups to get the supplies to the citizens who have suffered devastation.
Sheriff Hollenbeck—“Our hearts go out to the state of Texas and the citizens of the Houston area. Just as other agencies came to our call for help we too will respond and assist the first responders who are overwhelmed with rescue efforts.”
*Note: Donation drop off hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Smith Sheriff’s Office, 800 S. A Street.