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Kind Statement on Flooding in Southwest Wisconsin

August 20, 2007
Press Release

La Crescent, Minn. – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) made the following statement after touring the flood damage in Vernon and Crawford Counties today:

“The damage sustained in southwest Wisconsin is nothing short of devastating. While I was pleased to see an effective and coordinated response by emergency workers across agencies and local governments, there are still many in need of assistance, and the true extent of the damage remains unknown.

“When the rain stops and the flood waters recede, the cleanup process will be extensive – and expensive – with tens of millions of dollars in damages already reported. I will do everything I can to ensure that federal disaster aid is made available to those counties hit hardest by the floods, working with Governor Doyle and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to secure this essential assistance and help the residents and business owners of southwest Wisconsin rebuild their lives.”