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Boozman Joins Governor & Members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation for Aerial Tour of Flooding

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May 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Governor Asa Hutchinson and members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation for an aerial tour of Arkansas River flooding. 

“Historic flooding has left many communities along the Arkansas River unrecognizable. This is one of the worst natural disasters in our state’s history, but we can be proud of the resolve that Arkansans have demonstrated to face this challenge. This continues to be a dangerous situation and we are fortunate to have the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, law enforcement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Arkansas National Guard and many other organizations and individuals who are closely monitoring the water levels, levees and dams and are ready to respond to potential emergencies,” Boozman said.

Boozman speaks to media on the Garrison Ave Bridge in Fort Smith following the flyover tour.

The tour allowed Boozman and other elected leaders to see the record flooding at Toad Suck, Dardanelle, Ozark, Trimble Lock and Dam, Van Buren and Fort Smith.

Boozman plans to continue surveying flood damage on the ground Friday.

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to support the governor’s request for a federal disaster declaration. 

On Monday, Boozman visited the Dardanelle Lock and Dam and received a briefing from Brigadier General Paul Owen, commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Little Rock District Commander Colonel Robert Dixon. He also participated in a meeting with Fort Smith business leaders, elected officials and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management officials before viewing the considerable flooding and surveying the Barling Lock and Dam.

Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/5/boozman-joins-governor-members-of-the-arkansas-congressional-delegation-for-aerial-tour-of-flooding | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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