August 09, 2018

MassLive: Elizabeth Warren, Richard Neal and Jim McGovern pledge to help Webster recover from tornado

Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation met with Webster and Dudley officials Thursday to discuss tornado recovery and relief efforts in wake of the "high-end EF1" that touched down earlier this week. 

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, joined U.S. Reps. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, and Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, for an afternoon roundtable discussion with local lawmakers, fire and police officials at Webster Town Hall. 

The lawmakers, following the closed door meeting, told reporters that they are committed to helping local officials get the federal support and funds needed to help the towns recover from the tornado. 

Warren said although lawmakers are committed to working with federal officials to help Webster and Dudley access support, they are also focused on what the rebuilding process could mean for the towns. 

"We're obviously talking about assessment of the damage and what we can do to make sure that federal funds are available, but also starting the conversation about what rebuilding is going to look like -- what's that corner going to look like?" she said. "And, what are the opportunities that it presents for Webster and for a real shot in the arm for Webster to be able to have some new activity in its downtown? ... That's the kind of thing we want to think about."

Read the full story on the MassLive website here.

By:  Shannon Young
Source: MassLive