Ricketts Urges Corps To Put ‘People First’ In River Management

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA –Nebraska Gov.  Pete Ricketts, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials Wednesday.

During the meeting, Gov.  Ricketts urged the Corps to ensure that flood control is its top priority to minimize flooding in the future.

Ricketts: “Nebraska is just starting to recover and rebuild after the most widespread natural disaster in our state’s history.”

Ricketts: “Today, we had a clear message for the Army Corps: We want to see people and communities put first.  As we rebuild, we are asking for the Corps and FEMA’s help in cutting red tape and rebuilding bigger and better than before to keep people safe.”

The three governors committed to working together to change how the river is managed.

Nebraskans seeking flood assistance should visit www.nema.nebraska.gov for more information about the state’s response to flooding and severe weather.