VIDEO: Senator Blackburn Addresses Deadly Middle TN Storms On Senate Floor

December 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) addressed the deadly storms that hit Middle Tennessee this weekend.


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“In Tennessee, our hearts are absolutely breaking for the families and the communities that have been impacted by the storms that have raced across our state this weekend. And we are mourning the loss of six Tennesseans, two children in that number. Dozens of individuals that have been injured and hospitalized, and the storm left thousands without power. It has destroyed homes and businesses.

“And I want to express my thanks to the first responders, the emergency management officials, the volunteers who immediately jumped into action to support these families and to help those that have lost their businesses, their homes, and families of those [who] lost their lives. And you have made such a difference. Each and every one of these volunteers and officials has made such a difference in what is going to be a very long road to recovery.

“My team has been in touch with the White House, with the Governor's office, with local elected officials, and we are working to ensure that the full force of the federal government mobilizes behind these communities in order to help them recover.”