Senators urge swift disaster declaration for flood-ravaged counties

Source: Brian Shields, WFTV

NASHVILLE — Nashville’s Democratic senators are urging Gov. Bill Lee’s office to move quickly with a disaster declaration in response to widespread flooding that devastated parts of Davidson and surrounding counties.

The statement was co-signed by Sens. Heidi Campbell, Brenda Gilmore and Jeff Yarbro, all of whom represent areas damaged by flooding.

“A great many of our citizens are hurting right now from the deadly flooding that hit Middle Tennessee. We are grateful to report that the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is working with local officials to assess the damage. As the waters recede and the hard work of recovery begins, we want to ensure people in these affected areas receive the care and support they need to restore their communities. Gov. Lee’s office is an important partner in this work and we appreciate his swift consideration of a disaster declaration.”

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