Durbin Speaks On Senate Floor Following Severe Storm Damage In Northern Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – As recovery efforts continue in response to deadly tornadoes that damaged communities in northern Illinois last week, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the United States Senate Floor to offer condolences to Illinois families impacted by the storms, and to commend the state and local response to the devastation. On Friday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner declared DeKalb and Ogle Counties as state disaster areas.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and first responders in north central Illinois today who are sorting through debris after deadly tornadoes tore through the area last Thursday evening,” Durbin said. “As is so often the case when a disaster like this strikes, first responders and friends and family members wasted no time rushing to the aid of people whose homes and businesses were damaged. I have no doubt that the people in Fairdale, Rochelle, and all of the other areas that were struck will clean up and rebuild. The Illinois delegation and I stand ready to help in any way we can, particularly if the Governor requests federal assistance.”

Video of Durbin’s remarks are available here.

Audio of Durbin’s remarks are available here.