Vice President Mike Pence touched down at Eppley Airfield in Omaha Tuesday afternoon to tour flooded areas and see first hand the devastation that has impacted thousands of people in Nebraska and Iowa.
"To all the families that have seen their homes flooded, seen livestock lost and had their lives, their communities upset by these extraordinary floods and severe weather, our message is this: We're with you."
Pence was will view the damage from the ground and in a helicopter. Pence said he's aware of Nebraska's application for an emergency declaration from the White House and is aware that Iowa's is on its way. "At the president's direction we will expedite that request to make sure that the families and communities that have been impacted have access to the federal resources and support that is designed for exactly times like these," Pence says.
Pence was accompanied by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Don Bacon.