In a letter to the President yesterday, Klobuchar led a Minnesota congressional delegation letter calling on the Administration to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from the significant flood damage 

Klobuchar also announced today that the state will receive over $4 million in federal funds to help repair roads damaged by the devastating flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on the Administration to provide critical support to Minnesota communities that have been impacted by devastating flooding in recent weeks. Klobuchar highlighted the scale of the damage caused by weeks of torrential rains that have washed roads, damaged infrastructure, and caused significant crop damage, and pledged to continue pushing for all available assistance until the recovery is complete. Yesterday Klobuchar led a letter, signed by the rest of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, urging the Administration to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from the significant flood damage. Minnesota’s congressional delegation also announced today that the state will receive over $4 million in federal funds to help repair roads damaged by the devastating flooding.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen neighbor helping neighbor, stranger helping stranger—everyone coming together to protect their communities against torrential rains and rising waters,” Klobuchar said. “Minnesota stands strong during times of crisis, and now we need the Administration to stand with us and provide assistance to help us rebuild and recover. Whether it is for floods, collapsing bridges or tornadoes, Minnesotans hit the ground running and don’t stop until we have the resources in place to ensure that communities are made whole.”

In recent weeks, Klobuchar has toured flood damage in Norwood Young America, Edgerton, Luverne, Montevideo, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mankato, and International Falls. She has also met with farmers in southwest Minnesota who have been hard hit by the storms and spoken with the President about the extensive crop damage across the state and the need for a strong federal response to help impacted communities. Klobuchar and Minnesota’s entire congressional delegation also called on the President yesterday to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover. 

Broadcast-quality video of Klobuchar’s remarks is available here.

 

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