Pelosi Statement on Hurricane Michael

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following widespread destruction of Hurricane Michael throughout the southeastern U.S., which has claimed the lives of at least 11 individuals:

“Hurricane Michael has left millions of Americans reeling from the heartbreaking devastation and destruction of their homes and communities throughout the Florida panhandle and across the southeast.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives, and our hearts go out to the families whose lives have been upended by this unprecedented storm.

“Our deepest thanks go to the heroic first responders who have worked selflessly in the days before and after Hurricane Michael to come to the aid of those in need.  Federal, state and local authorities must come together to provide every resource necessary to help these brave men and women in their critical, life-saving efforts.  Congress must be ready to assist all the communities impacted by this deadly storm now and on the long road to recovery.

“American families deserve to know that their government will be there for them when disaster strikes, without question and without hesitation.  Democrats will continue to stand by the families impacted by this tragedy, and will fight to help our communities bounce back stronger than ever.”

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