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DelBene Statement on Flooding in Western Washington

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Kirkland, WA, November 16, 2021 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the historic flooding throughout Western Washington.

“My heart is with the communities and families that are being devastated by flooding across Western Washington. I want to commend the emergency responders and local officials working around the clock to preserve lives and property during this incredibly difficult time.

“Climate change is making these once-in-a-generation floods a more frequent reality for our state. I am pushing to get out federal resources as soon as possible to respond to this extreme flooding but also to make the necessary investments over the long term to address the growing threat of climate change.”

In addition to existing FEMA resources, the bipartisan infrastructure law that President Biden signed yesterday will help improve our communities’ resilience to flooding. The law includes loans and grants for communities facing rising water levels, coastal erosion, and flooding as well as financial and technical assistance for states and communities to reduce the risk of flood damage to homes and businesses.

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