Governor Rauner and Rep. Long Assess Damage Following Tornado

State Rep. Jerry Long (R-Streator) joined Governor Bruce Rauner, State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) in Naplate to survey the damage after Tuesday night’s tornado. Both the city and LaSalle County have declared a disaster and signed disaster declarations which have been submitted to Illinois Emergency Manager Agency (IEMA). 

Rep. Long’s office released a statement following his time spent out in Naplate and South Ottawa:

“I would like to send my sincerest thanks to the Governor and his staff for providing assistance in this difficult time. It shows a great deal of passion for this state and the citizens of this district. During my time in Naplate and South Ottawa today, I witnessed countless acts of kindness, which made me so proud to be a member of this community. The comradery displayed between the first responders and community members gives me great hope that we will recover from this disaster quickly.”



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