U.S. Rep. Kind Statement on Extensive Flooding in Western Wisconsin
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today made the following statement on the extensive flooding in western Wisconsin:
"Mother Nature has certainly not been kind to Wisconsin this year, and the disastrous flooding over the past few days is particularly hard to deal with given that we haven't fully recovered from the major floods we experienced last August.
"My office has been in communication with the local communities affected, and I am pleased and comforted to know that we are seeing an effective and coordinated response by emergency workers across agencies and local governments to make sure people are safe.
"While the true extent of the damage still remains unknown, I am joining my colleagues in the Wisconsin delegation today to put FEMA on notice that the area will likely require federal disaster assistance funds. As the disaster assessments are made and the Governor makes a formal request for help, I will do everything I can to ensure that aid is made available to residents and businesses to help them recover."