Lance seeks disaster declaration from D.C. for Irene-ravaged counties

CRANFORD  – Congressman Leonard Lance, (NJ-07), today joined in the chorus of state and federal lawmakers urging Washington, D.C., to declare a major disaster for the state as a result of Hurricane Irene.

Lance sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to immediately support the governor’s request for a major disaster declaration for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties.

“Municipalities such as Bound Brook, Cranford, Manville and Springfield are flooded underwater, roads are destroyed, homes are uninhabitable and families are in shelters,” Lance said in his letter. “The severity of the damage requires immediate federal, state and local response to help these communities recover and rebuild.”

Previous coverage:

http://www.politickernj.com/50621/christie-sends-letter-obama-expedited-disaster-relief

http://www.politickernj.com/50618/lautenberg-menendez-ask-expedited-disaster-declaration

Lance seeks disaster declaration from D.C. for Irene-ravaged counties