CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- As Hurricane Isaac makes his way closer to the coast, some Arkansas communities are bracing for the worst.
Flash flooding could potentially become a problem in some areas and the Conway Fire Department is helping citizens prepare with sandbags.
Fire Chief Bart Castleberry says they are partnering with the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management to provide the free service. He says they are available for pick-up or delivery.
"We let the citizens who can come by and fill up the bags and if you're unable you can call 450-6150 if you are elderly or disabled or just don't have any way of physically handling the bags and we will deliver them to you," says Chief Castleberry.
Chief Castleberry says the major problem they face during flash flooding is drivers going around barricades. He says those drivers usually lose control of their vehicles and the fire department is called to pull them out when they could be taking care of problems around the city.
Wednesday the fire department is meeting with the Conway Downtown Partnership. They will be developing plans to protect those downtown businesses in case flooding becomes a serious problem.
Chief Castleberry says they will be using sandbags as well as wetvacs to keep those businesses dry.
The city of Hot Springs is also sandbagging to protect from flooding. City Manager David Watkins says more than 500 bags have been filled and are ready for use.
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