Judge Discusses Supplies Needed for Flood Victims

Scott County Judge James Forbes says the priority for the county is to get residents back into their homes.

Thanks to donations still coming in, they are closer to helping residents rebuild.

“We’ve got a lot of donations with lumber and sheet rock, nails, screws, all those kinds of things,” the judge said. “We are getting it to the people. Hopefully by Friday (June 14) we will have everybody that has requested assistance everything they need to get back into their homes with the exception of flooring and things like that.”

More than 70 homes were damaged or destroyed.

“99.1% of our help has come from Scott County, Northwest Arkansas, Sebastian County, Yell County, just mainly donations,” Forbes said.

So what do residents still need?

“We need sheetrock, nails, plywood, fencing materials, fencing anything that will help the agricultural base get back on track and anything that will help these guys get back in their homes,” Forbes said.

5NEWS is teaming up with Yeagers to provide supplies to help flood victims in Scott and LeFlore Counties rebuild damaged homes and businesses.

Starting Friday, June 14, monetary donations will be accepted at the following Yeagers Ace Hardware locations:

4910 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith
2619 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
1610 Main Street, Van Buren
814 W. Center, Greenwood

Yeagers will take the money raised and buy supplies needed at cost.

For more coverage of the Scott County flooding, click here.

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