Durbin Statement on Response to Severe Storms in Southern Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today made the following statement after Governor Pat Quinn issued a state disaster declaration for three Southern Illinois counties – Franklin, Jackson and Williamson – to help residents recover from severe storms that swept through the area on Friday.


“Earlier today, I spoke with Governor Quinn about ongoing state and local efforts to clean up from last night's powerful storm,” said Durbin. “As recovery efforts continue, I will stay in close contact with Governor Quinn to ensure that officials on the ground have access to all available resources. I commend state, local, and community leaders for their tireless efforts to quickly assess the damage and clean up from this devastating storm.”