NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with Governor Bill Lee, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency officials visited the areas impacted by the deadly flooding in Humphreys County and met with community leaders to discuss recovery solutions. Senator Blackburn provided an update to the emergency situation that has claimed the lives of over 20 people.
Senator Blackburn’s press briefing remarks can be found here and below.
“We have seen so much devastation today and have talked with families. Loss of life and livelihood, loss of their homes, and the needs for Humphreys County are just going to be tremendous. But as Patrick said, the volunteer spirit is indeed alive and well, and they have shown up today. Volunteers from all across the state coming to help with the search, coming to help people to salvage what they can from homes that were completely moved off of their foundations. And I had a conversation with Secretary Mayorkas from Homeland Security. They are waiting and ready to respond. So we look forward to doing our part to work with the governor and also with the local mayors to address the tremendous need that is going to be on the ground.”