CHATTANOOGA - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann made the following statement after touring some of the areas affected by tornadoes with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
“Viewing the areas damaged by tornadoes, it was heartbreaking to see homes and business destroyed, and lives that will need to be rebuilt. While I am thankful that there are no reported deaths at this time in Tennessee, many other states were not so lucky. Thirty-seven people died from these storms nationwide, and I hope that Tennesseans will join me in keeping the victims in our thoughts and prayers.
“As I toured the damage, I was encouraged by the response from our community. Volunteers were out in force, clearing debris and delivering supplies to those in need. As always, our local and state emergency response personnel did an excellent job throughout Tennessee.
“In the coming days I will be traveling throughout East Tennessee, working with county and state authorities to restore services, and help rebuild as quickly as possible. My staff and I are ready to offer any assistance necessary.”