Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the extensive damage stemming from Monday’s storm that has affected wide sections of Iowa, including numerous counties in Iowa’s Third Congressional District:
“My heart is broken for those who had their homes, farms, neighborhoods, and communities damaged by Monday’s relentless storm. Over the past day, I’ve spoken with mayors, county emergency managers, and those on the ground about the work still being done to restore power, clear debris, and assess the damage to our state.
As we work diligently to begin the recovery process for our communities, I am prepared to fight for whatever federal resources are necessary to allow these efforts to continue quickly and efficiently, all while following appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols.
I am particularly concerned at reports that 10 million crop acres in Iowa were affected by this storm, not to mention the damage caused to agricultural infrastructure, local businesses, and the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who are still without power. Over the coming weeks, I will be working with agency partners to ensure resources are made available for those in need.”