Pence says federal help on the way after flood
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will expedite presidential disaster declarations for Nebraska and Iowa.
Pence was in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday to tour areas ravaged by the flood that has killed at least three people and forced hundreds of Midwesterners from their homes.
Pence says he spoke to the governors of both states shortly after landing in Omaha to assure them federal aid will soon be on the way.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds were among a group of Republican leaders accompanying Pence during a brief tour of damaged areas. Others included U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse, of Nebraska, and Joni Ernst, of Iowa, as well as Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska.