Sebastian County swift water rescue teams prepare for Hurricane Laura

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Swift-water rescue teams are on standby in Sebastian County.

We checked in with the county’s Emergency Management Director Kendall Beam.

He said search and rescue teams, Ham radio operators, and fire departments are ready if storms cause any issues.

“We’re normal storm ready right now. Looks like that’s what we’re going to get; normal storms, thunder lightning, rain. That’s our bread and butter. That’s what we handle all the time,” Beam said.

Beam said the Sebastian County Road Department has no plans to use sandbags at this time.

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