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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following severe weather across Pennsylvania.

“Last night, residents across Pennsylvania experienced storms never seen before in the region, resulting in historic flooding in the Delaware Valley. The full extent of the flooding remains unknown, but we’re already hearing reports of people being forced to evacuate their homes. My office is in touch with officials through the Commonwealth, including Governor Wolf, Mayor Kenney, county officials in Chester, Bucks and Montgomery Counties, as well FEMA and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. I’d also like to express my gratitude to the first responders who have been instrumental in saving lives and keeping Pennsylvanians safe.

“It’s important to let the professionals do their jobs now. I am standing by to ensure that local and state officials get the federal resources they need. Looking ahead, I will ensure that Pennsylvania gets all the federal resources available to recover. It’s also becoming increasingly clear that because of climate change, what should be one-in-a-100-year weather events are occurring every few years. Congress made some progress in the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but we need to pass the Build Back Better budget in the fall to make serious investments in combatting climate change.”