MOVING OUT: At DHS office. Credit: DHS

MOVING OUT: At DHS office. Credit: DHS

The state Department of Human Services is temporarily closing its Pulaski East office at 1424 East Second Street because one forecast for the Arkansas River flood crest in Little Rock next week indicates water could reach the building.

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The 50-person office was busying moving equipment and files today. Said a DHS release:

The office will be closed until further notice, and DHS staff is working to notify impacted clients of the closure. If you had an appointment scheduled with someone at that office and haven’t heard from DHS, please call the telephone number you already have for the caseworker or eligibility specialist to which you were assigned. If you aren’t sure who to call, please contact 501-682-9200.

All other Pulaski offices remain open and help is also available online for those with computers at The offices provide food, medical and other assistance through DHS programs.