PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Water bottles to the rescue. In response to the drought plaguing Arkansas, officials with Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services are lending a hand in a unique way.
Fire officials are patrolling neighborhoods, handing out water bottles.
Mayor Carl Redus has issued a heat emergency for the city. As a result, the ground floor of city hall, will be used as a "Cool Zone" Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. whenever the temperature exceeds 100 degrees.
"Our target audience is individuals who work on the outside, whether they are doing lawn service, the elderly, people who maybe sick or have medical issues," said Lt. Harold Clark, with the Pine Bluff Fire Department.
Lt. Clark expressed his thanks to Brookshire's and Walmart for donating the water.