Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following statement regarding the flooding that has caused at least one death in Pulaski County:
"I want to offer my heartfelt prayers and willingness to help in any way to the good citizens of Pulaski County who have suffered through these heavy rains and flash flooding. My heart was broken when I learned that a child was killed and that a woman is missing. It is a tragedy we all share in together. Our team has spoken with law enforcement and other emergency officials in Pulaski County as well as the State and Federal Emergency Management Agencies and Major General Leslie Smith at Fort Leonard Wood to assure them we stand ready to assist the region as it recovers. I know that local emergency responders are working hard to address the immediate needs of displaced citizens of the region, helping them find services they need as they cope with this emergency situation. I pray God helps keep safe all the rescue workers and citizens as they cope with the tragic loss of life as well as the destruction of infrastructure and personal property."
Congresswoman Hartzler represents Missouri's Fourth Congressional District, which includes Pulaski County.