Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement following President Trump’s Disaster Declaration for the state of Oregon. The declaration will provide federal assistance to areas impacted by recent storms in Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla, and Wheeler County:
“President Trump prioritized the safety and livelihood of Oregonians,” said Greg Walden. “The recent storms in Oregon have caused damaging flooding, landslides, and mudslides across the state. Just last week, during my town halls in Grant, Umatilla, and Wheeler County, I saw and heard firsthand the struggles that residents were facing because of the storms. In many places, you could still see mud caked to the side of the walls. Last month, I joined many of my colleagues in the Oregon delegation to ask President Trump for this aid and I am grateful that he listened. This declaration will allow the local government, residents, and businesses to apply for loans, insurance relief, and additional aid as needed. Now, with this aid, we can focus our efforts on recovering and rebuilding.”
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