LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — Texans are no strangers to severe storms and are always ready to help after extreme weather brings destruction and devastation others.
Several Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are going to Florida on Tuesday to help after Hurricane Ian devastated parts of the state.
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm. Ian has been described as one of the strongest storms to have ever hit the U.S.
Officials from Florida said the powerful storm left parts of the state “not habitable," left hundreds of thousands without power and claimed more than 70 lives.
More than 1,100 rescues have been performed and efforts are still underway, according to Governor Ron DeSantis.
Anyone who would like to donate water, toiletries or other supplies can drop them off at the sheriff's office located at 2400 Beaumont Avenue in Liberty. The items must be dropped off before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Deputies are asking Texans to not donate anything that needs to be refrigerated or anything in large bulk because there is limited space in their vehicles during travels.
All donated items will go to victims of Hurricane Ian.
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From a Liberty County Sheriff's Office release:
Liberty County Residents - We have several Liberty County Sheriff's Office Deputies leaving for Florida today to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. If you would like to donate water, toiletries, or any other supplies you can drop them off at the LCSO (located at 2400 Beaumont Avenue, Liberty, TX 77575) BEFORE 6:00 PM today. All donated items will be distributed to the victims of the hurricane and while all donations are appreciated, please nothing that requires refrigeration or anything in large bulks since there will be limited space in their vehicles during their travels. Thank you!