A Message From Sheriff Potter DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office
Although recovery is a lengthy process, we make progress daily, and appreciate everyone’s patience.
Yesterday DeSoto County Sheriff James Potter, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, and Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford discussed strategies and resources for residents landlocked or in flood zones.
Pictured below you will see multiple agencies working with us to deliver supplies through County Road 661 (First Bunker) and the other side of Highway 70 West.
There is also several members of the community who have come together to assist each other and law enforcement with supply efforts.
For residents landlocked in the north west area of the county, we have DeSoto County deputies working this area day and night. We have also coordinated with multiple agencies to provide other services, to include Hardee County who will be provide EMS services as necessary.
Pine Level and areas of Highway 72 are also land locked, however we have personnel in those areas serving supplies and continuing rescue efforts to residents in flooded or landlocked zones.
For any other locations, keep in mind, if we have not posted about it, it does not mean we have not checked it. This is only a glimpse into the rescue efforts and supply runs being made day and night. We are working tirelessly to make sure every location flooded or landlocked is supplied or reached in some manner.