Will update information in real time, provide assistance to Iowans
NOTE: Updated times for Davenport and Buffalo events
Washington, DC - After a weekend of historic flood levels in the First District, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) unveiled a new website to keep constituents up to date as flood relief moves forward. Constituents can click on the Disaster Relief link on Braley's home page, or go to www.braley.house.gov/
Braley spent the day traveling across the First District to meet with local officials about the historic flood levels impacting several communities. Braley is visiting nine towns and cities to receive briefings, survey the damage and hear from constituents about the help they need to rebuild their homes and small businesses.
"Many communities across Iowa are still recovering from the Floods of 2008," Braley said. "Rising flood waters are wreaking havoc across Eastern Iowa and I want Iowans to know that my office is here to help. Since Friday night, I have been in close contact with officials from Speaker Pelosi's office, the White House, FEMA and other agencies that will likely be involved in federal assistance efforts. We are doing everything we can to ensure Iowa's families receive the assistance they need to rebuild after yet another summer of record flooding.
"We are currently in the process of acquiring a federal disaster declaration. In the meantime, our primary focus is maintaining the safety and security of families near the flood zones and providing immediate disaster assistance. As we move forward, my office will continue to coordinate efforts and do everything we can to assist the families who have been impacted. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted by these overwhelming swells."
The list of towns Braley is visiting today is below. Friday night, Braley visited local officials in Manchester. On Saturday, Braley visited the Lake Delhi dam, Independence and Monticello.
Braley to visit Anamosa, meet with local officials about flooding
Tapkin's Convenience Store
Corner of South Elm Street and Cemetery Road, Anamosa, Iowa
Braley to visit Olin, meet with local officials about flooding
Olin Fire Station
105 West Cleveland Street, Olin Iowa
Braley to visit Monticello, meet with local officials about flooding
Monticello City Public Works Building
Corner of Hwy 38 and 11th Street, Monticello, Iowa
Braley to tour Lake Delhi Dam site, meet with local officials
Meet on north side of dam on County Road X31. You must approach the bridge from the north. There is no way to cross at that point from the south.
Braley to visit Manchester, meet with local officials about flood recovery efforts
Maquoketa River bridge
Corner of River Street and Main Street, Manchester , Iowa
Braley to visit Dyersville, meet with local officials about flood recovery efforts
Meet at 1st Ave bridge
Corner of 1st Ave East and 1st Street SW, Dyersville, Iowa
Braley to visit Maquoketa, meet with local officials about flooding
Meet at corner North Main and North Street, Maquoketa, Iowa
Braley to visit Davenport, meet with local officials about flooding
Meet in downtown Davenport at corner of Brady Street and East River Drive, Davenport, Iowa
Braley to visit Buffalo, meet with local officials about flooding
Clark's Landing Restaurant
Corner of West Front Street and Jefferson Street, Buffalo, Iowa
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