Yellowhammer News: Roby thanks first responders for help with Wetumpka tornado — 'By the grace of God, no lives were lost'

January 23, 2019
Representative Roby In The News

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-2) spoke on the U.S. House floor to honor individuals in Elmore County who experienced devastating loss when a tornado struck Wetumpka this past Saturday.

This came after Roby spent time on the ground Monday with those impacted by the storm and had the opportunity to see firsthand the damage to churches, the police station, businesses and dozens of homes. She accompanied Governor Kay Ivey’s tour of the damaged areas, thanking volunteers along the way.

In her floor speech, Roby also paid tribute to the officials and first responders who are working tirelessly to rebuild Wetumpka. The congresswoman offered the support of her office during this time of recovery.

“I appreciate the tireless work of the local leaders and first responders who immediately jumped to action to begin putting the pieces back together for the people who have lost so much,” Roby said.

She remarked, “Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to speak directly to the people impacted by this weekend’s tornado: My office stands ready to assist in whatever ways we are able. My staff and I work for you, and we want to be a resource for you during this challenging time… In the meantime, my family and I will continue to pray for all those impacted by this devastating event.”