LOMBARD, Illinois-- Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth toured the Village of Lombard on Sunday, April 21 and met with residents affected by last week's storms that caused damage to their homes.
Duckworth was joined by Lombard Village President Elect Keith Giagnorio, Village Manager Dave Hulseberg, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Norman Sturm and Coordinator David Gervino to assess the flood damage in Lombard. The Village of Lombard was declared a state of emergency on April 18 due to flooding and high water.
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"I am truly inspired by the efforts of first responders, local officials and ordinary citizens in their efforts to help our community," said Duckworth. "While we have much work left to do, our community should be proud of the way we have pulled together to help our neighbors. Now, I will head back to Washington to do everything within my power to make sure that the federal government provides assistance to my neighbors so that they can rebuild their lives," added Duckworth.
Giagnorio echoed her sentiments and thanked Congresswoman Duckworth, DuPage Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials and the residents for their continued assistance in the clean-up efforts. "I am proud of our residents and their spirit to support one another during this trying situation. While we continue the clean-up efforts, I want to personally thank Congresswoman Duckworth, DuPage officials and Village staff for their aid in resolving the flooding issues," said Giagnorio.
For updates on the flooding situation, visit the Village of Lombard website at www.villageoflombard.org.