SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office will be sending a rescue crew to help in the aftermath of the catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas.
The SCSO boat team and several Sebastian County Search and Rescue members go to help the affected area for four days, according to a department media release. The sheriff’s officer responded to the call from FEMA and Houston area authorities, who asked for resources to help in search and rescue efforts.
Additionally, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office will accept donations of supplies to go help the areas affected by the floods. The sheriff’s office is working with the Red Cross and other aid groups to distribute the supplies such as bottled water, cereal or protein bars, and ready- to-eat foods.
Donations can be made from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office in Fort Smith on 800 South A Street.
“Our hearts go out to the state of Texas and the citizens of the Houston area,” said Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck. “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.”