Sen. Thad Cochran says he is confident in the state of Mississippi

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today said he is confident that the state of Mississippi, the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies are doing all they can to prepare Mississippians for widespread flooding this week.

Cochran encouraged residents to cooperate with local, state and federal officials in trying to mitigate the damages and losses expected from historic flooding throughout the Mississippi Delta. Cochran late last week discussed the Army Corps of Engineers’ preparations with Col. Jeffrey R. Eckstein, commander of the Corps’ Vicksburg District.

“Mississippians understand that seasonal flooding can be a fact of life, but this year is proving to be exceptionally bad. I appreciate all the advance work being done by Governor Barbour, local officials and the Corps to prepare the Mississippi Delta for an onslaught,” said Cochran, who has directed his Washington and state staff to be ready to be available to assist constituents, state agencies and federal officials in responding to the flood threat.

The State Column
5/16/11