DYERSBURG, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee got a first-hand look Wednesday at the areas impacted by what’s being called epic flooding.
Video from drone 24 earlier this month showed the flooding people across the state were already dealing with, before the remnants of Hurricane Barry made things worse this week.
The Governor stopped in Lauderdale County and Dyersburg Wednesday to tour the damage and to meet with victims.
“We’ve lost multiple years of crops, can’t even plant. It’s unusual even assessing the damage and understanding what kind of funding is available, and where do we go from here, because this is historic. Not by inches of rain but duration of how this and how this has affected farmers,” said Gov. Lee.
Before Barry hit, Lauderdale was among 59 counties already confirmed eligible for the federal public assistance program, made available in the major disaster declaration for Tennessee.