Rep. Cornish Approves Flood Relief Package
REP. CORNISH APPROVES FLOOD RELIEF PACKAGE
ST. PAUL – State Representative Tony Cornish (R-Good Thunder) says he’s happy members of the Minnesota House and Senate were able to pass a flood relief package that will help storm victims rebuild their homes and communities. Cornish voted in favor of the bill during a special session that was held on August 24.
“Families and business owners in northern and central Minnesota have been waiting on this assistance, and I’m pleased we were able to approve it,” Cornish said.
The nearly $168 million flood aid package agreed to by the House and Senate includes money for residents and business owners to use for clean-up and restoration projects. In addition, the state will pick up local the communities' share of FEMA grants, thus easing the financial burden on local governments. 19 counties were affected by flooding and storms in June and July.
“The storm damage across the state, especially in northeastern Minnesota, was unbelievable,” Cornish said. “I’m hopeful this disaster relief package will help give victims the assistance they need to rebuild and recover.”