Statement from Chairman Carper on Monday’s Tornadoes and Severe Weather in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on Monday’s tornadoes and severe weather in Oklahoma:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Moore, Oklahoma and the surrounding communities who have been deeply affected by Monday’s tornadoes and severe weather, as well as their friends and families. As the search and rescue efforts continue, I am extremely grateful for the dedication and sacrifices of our first responders and emergency management teams at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as supporting organizations. These men and women are working day and night to help the victims of this devastating tragedy. Sadly, natural disasters like this cannot be prevented, but a swift and effective response can and will save lives. I’ve reached out Dr. Coburn and Senator Inhofe since yesterday’s events, and I will continue to work with them closely to make sure the Department of Homeland Security and other relevant agencies continue to do all that they can to help those whose lives have been tragically impacted by this disaster.”