Sandbags to be Distributed in Local Counties Tuesday

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Sebastian and Crawford Emergency Management are making sure sandbags are available for residents ahead of the upcoming heavy rain and potentially dangerous flooding.

Sandbags and sand are available, but are unfilled, according to county officials. Citizens should bring shovels to fill the sandbags and a vehicle to carry them.

The City of Fayetteville does have a small stockpile of sandbags on hand, but the crews are not planning a major distribution. Transportation Services Director Terry Gulley says the city is only planning to distribute the sandbags to residents facing major flooding problems at their homes. Residents are only asked to contact the City of Fayetteville if their home is threatened by flood water. If you feel your home would qualify as one affected by major flooding please call 479-575-8228.

No sandbag distributions are planned in Bentonville, and the Rogers Street department says the roads are not facing enough flooding to need the sandbags. No sandbag distribution events are planned Tuesday in Benton County.

Below you’ll find a list of the following locations where residents can pick up sandbags and the times the locations are open:

Sebastian County Road Dept.
201 S. Coker
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenwood Street Dept.
Bell Road
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City of Fort Smith Street Dept.
3900 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Barling Street Dept.
304 Church Street
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crawford County Emergency Operations Center (Old National Guard Armory)
1820 Chesnut Rd.
Call 479-651-3400 before coming. Please provide name, bag request number, and location where bags are being taken.
Bags First Come, First Serve
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Van Buren Street Department
East Pointer Trail
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.