Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Burks and Fincher Meeting With the Governor

State Senator Charlotte Burks and State Representative Henry Fincher are meeting with Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen Thursday to talk about the extent of flood damage to the area. Fincher says they are making a formal request of the governor to declare Putnam County a disaster area because of the damage from last week's floods.

"I look forward to the chance to sit down with Governor Bredesen and explain to him the extent of the devastation we suffered here in Putnam County," Fincher said, "and to make sure that he knows how many families and how many people have been affected."

Fincher says he has heard that the governor is sympathetic to the plight of local individuals affected by the flood, but says he believes a face to face meeting is important.