CAMPBELL LAUDS RICHMOND LETTER TO FEMA, CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS: "OUR PEOPLE STAND READY TO HELP VICTIMS RECOVER."

Baton Rouge, La. - Candidate for U.S. Senate and current Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell lauded the timely and focused response to flooding across Louisiana by Congressman Cedric Richmond. Richmond issued a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Saturday as flood waters continued to rise throughout many parishes. 

"Congressman Richmond and our Governor have shown our people stand ready to help victims recover," said Campbell. "We can't undo the damage, but we absolutely have to fight to make sure that financial losses don't cripple victims of this flooding. We must bring our tax dollars home to help our people and demand adequate assistance for flooding victims."

Campbell said he is particularly interested in fighting for farmers that stand to lose millions as floods and rain may damage their crops. "At a time when farmers are preparing to harvest vulnerable crops, this storm could cost millions of dollars to our agriculture industry."

Campbell's own home in Bossier Parish was flooded earlier this year with hip-high water and his family was finally able to move back in after months of construction last week. "I know first hand that these kinds of disasters hit people very hard. It hits you emotionally and in the pocket book. Compassionate, relatable leadership can make a difference for people, even in a moment of devastation," said Campbell. 

Campbell has shared ways to get involved in assisting flood victims, including the location of shelters and links to volunteer to assist victims in recovery

Ira Wray