Governor Pushes For More Federal Aid


Saturday, July 7th 2007, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


Governor Henry says he's pleased that Ottawa and Washington counties have been approved for federal disaster help, but he says people in other parts of the state need help too. Henry says he's pushing for speedy federal aid for Pottawatomie and Comanche Counties to be added to the disaster declaration.

"I don't think there is any question that other flood-damaged counties need and deserve federal help, and it's frustrating that we haven't received definitive answers sooner," said Governor Brad Henry. "People are hurting, and they need help."

The governor says state officials are still assessing damage in other counties that might need to be added to declaration.