Union County Sheriff's office help residents in flooded areas - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Union County Sheriff's office help residents in flooded areas

The Union County Sheriff’s Office conducted an effort to help and assist many residents that were affected by recent New Year flooding conditions experienced in the Mississippi river bottoms area in the county.

From December 28th, 2015 to January 6th, 2016 the Sheriff’s office Patrolled 4,422 miles specifically in the area affected by the flood.

A total of 278 man hours were worked during the flooding event.

38.5 hours of overtime was worked by Patrol Deputies and another 32 hours worked by Dispatchers for a total cost of $2,022.77.

About 40 homes and properties were placed on a security watch list and monitored while residents were away from their homes during the evacuation.

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