Gov. Bill Haslam visits several flooded areas

Gov. Bill Haslam visits several flooded areas
Gov. Bill Haslam visits several flooded areas | Gov. Bill Haslam visits flooded area

Following his helicopter tour, Haslam met with state and area officials at the Dyersburg airport.

ON TOUR — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam took an aerial tour of West Tennessee Tuesday afternoon to survey flood damage in the region. Following his helicopter tour, Haslam met with state and area officials at the Dyersburg airport. Among those who joined the governor on his tour were state Sen. Roy Herron (second from right) and state Rep. Bill Sanderson (behind Haslam at right). The governor has asked President Obama to authorize emergency funding of $10 million to assist the state and local jurisdictions with evacuation preparedness and activities in West Tennessee due to flooding that began April 21, a result of the record rainfall on the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.

wcp 5/5/11

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