HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Inmates and staff from Hutchinson Correctional Facility took time to assist in the local flood efforts in the city of Hutchinson and Reno County. The group filled 6,000 sandbags at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility’s South Unit.
According to a news release, 31 South Unit inmates volunteered for this project after returning from working 8 to 10 hours during the day.
Several areas of the city are expected to see flooding because of high river levels that have cut off storm drainage. The city of Hutchinson also has sandbags available just behind the city offices on Avenue C.