MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Administrator Tom Sivak about the flooding in Minnesota. Klobuchar emphasized the need for swift and comprehensive relief for the communities impacted by the flooding.

“We will need all hands on deck to ensure Minnesota recovers as quickly as possible in the face of this major flooding. Today I spoke to FEMA Regional Administrator Tom Sivak who has been on the ground in Minnesota surveying the damage. We discussed the need to help communities across the state rebuild and recover.  All public infrastructure damage is being documented so when the federal threshold for FEMA disaster relief is reached, that relief will be delivered quickly,” said Klobuchar. 

Regional Administrator Sivak heads the FEMA Region 5 office, which oversees federal emergency management for Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and 34 Tribal Nations.