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County stops handing out sandbags, non-profit picks up the work

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Lewis and Clark County announced it will no longer provide sandbags to the Helena community due to cost on Thursday, despite the fact that severe flooding is expected to continue.

However, in a press conference on Friday, officials with the Salvation Army announced they'll be picking up where the county left off.


It's not clear yet if the non-profit will be able to provide as many sandbags to people. They're hoping the community will step up and donate its time and resources.


To date, Lewis and Clark County has given out more than 90,000 sandbags to the flooded community.

More than 15 roads are closed in the county to help ensure public safety. Sheriff Leo Dutton says so far no one has been physically injured, but says he knows many are going through a tough time mentally and emotionally.


The county has tentative plans to hold a public meeting this coming Monday at 7:00 at the Lewis and Clark County fairgrounds.

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