Congressman David Rouzer invited elected officials and emergency personnel to a round table discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Leland Town Council Chambers at 10 a.m.
He plans to discuss short and long term needs for the affected communities.
Congressman Rouzer represents the 7th Congressional District which includes Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, Johnston, and Sampson counties. The district also encompasses portions of New Hanover, Pender, Cumberland, Hoke, Lenoir, and Robeson counties.
“Well, I've been in many different parts of the district to take a look at the flood damage, and it is significant,” Rouzer said in an interview on Monday. “Every single county that's in the 7th congressional district, with the exception of really New Hanover, has been underwater.”
The discussion will also include an overview of federal disaster packages from other hurricanes, like Hurricane Floyd, to serve as a point of reference.
He encouraged the community to keep people in their thoughts and continue to give to relief organizations.
“The magnitude of the loss and the devastation is so significant though that resources are strained,” Rouzer said.
There is another discussion planned on Oct. 20 at the Sampson County Office Complex in Clinton at 2 p.m.
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