OMAHA, Nebraska- Vice President Mike Pence toured the flooded Missouri River region today (Tuesday).
"Our message is this, we're with you, and the American people are going to stand with the people across Iowa, across Nebraska, across all the states impacted by this severe weather, and this flooding," said Vice President Pence.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, as wells as U.S. Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Ben Sasse of Nebraska accompanied the Vice President on the tour.
Governor Reynolds has issued disaster proclamations for 41 counties impacted by recent flooding. Nearly 70-percent of the state of Nebraska is under state disaster declaration. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses, due to the recent flooding could reaction $1 billion.
Our News Partner, KFAB Radio reports Vice President Pence was to view the damage from the ground and in a helicopter. Pence said he's aware of Nebraska's application for an emergency declaration from the White House and is aware that Iowa's is on its way. "At the president's direction we will expedite that request to make sure that the families and communities that have been impacted have access to the federal resources and support that is designed for exactly times like these," Pence said.
Photo above (L-R, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Vice President Pence, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds)
Photo below (L-R, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Vice President Mike Pence, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse)