State Representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville says he has already begun the process of trying to get disaster assistance for those affected by flooding in the area on Wednesday.
"As soon as I heard of the extent of the damage, I got in touch with state officials, both at the Governor's office and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency," Fincher said. "TEMA officials are in Putnam County to assess the damage. That's step one in getting this declared a disaster area so we can get funds from the state to help us with re-building and help local families."
Fincher said he would provide updates as they become available on the progress of any assistance that may be coming. He also asked that people keep those affected by the floods in their thoughts and prayers.
"I tell you it's heartwarming to live in a community where people pull together when bad things happen."