King Discusses Tornado Recovery with State, Local Leaders
Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement today after organizing and participating in a conference call last night with Congressman Tom Latham, Congressman Leonard Boswell and state and local emergency management officials. During the call, King and his colleagues received updates about the ongoing recovery efforts in Creston and Thurman after the towns were hit by tornadoes and severe weather over the weekend. Officials continue to assess the damage to determine if the total uninsured damage in the communities exceeds the threshold of $4 million, which would qualify them for federal individual assistance.
"I was pleased to hear that the recovery work is progressing well in Creston and Thurman," said King. "State and local leaders have formed an extremely effective partnership in the work that's being done."
"Of course, we are all thankful that there was no loss of life as a result of last weekend's devastation, but the storms left a significant amount of damage to private and public property in their wake. I will continue to work with state and local leaders to assess the damage and address the needs of these communities, and I will work with my colleagues in the House and our Senators to ensure that any relevant federal resources are available as the recovery and rebuilding process continues."