Homeland Security Sec. Coming to CR

Gov. Chet Culver and U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano will make stops in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Wednesday to talk flood relief.

Here’s the news release:

CULVER, JUDGE ANNOUNCE DHS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO TO VISIT IOWA WEDNESDAY

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, the new Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, will travel to Iowa to view the effects of last year’s natural disasters, Governor Chet Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge announced today.

“Though seven months have passed, the effects of the storms and floods of 2008 are still being felt,” said Governor Culver. “Businesses are closed, homes are empty, and public buildings are damaged or destroyed. Lt. Governor Judge and I look forward to showing Sec. Napolitano the challenges that Iowans still face and know that she will be a great partner as our state’s rebuilding efforts continue.”

Governor Culver and Lt. Governor Judge will lead the Secretary to two of the hardest hit areas in the state – Cedar Rapids and Iowa City/Coralville. During meetings with local officials, they will discuss the progress that has been made and the needs that still exist throughout the flood-affected region.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009

WHAT: Governor Chet Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge will lead US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on a tour of flood-damaged downtown Cedar Rapids with local and state officials

WHERE: Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

WHEN: 2:30pm

WHAT: Governor Chet Culver, Lt. Governor Patty Judge, and US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will participate in a media availability after meeting with local emergency managers

WHERE: Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

WHEN: 4:00pm

WHAT: Governor Chet Culver, Lt. Governor Patty Judge, will lead US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on a walking tour of flood damage at the University of Iowa

WHERE: University of Iowa – Hancher/Voxman Complex
Main Entrance
Iowa City, IA

WHEN: 5:00pm

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One response to “Homeland Security Sec. Coming to CR

  1. Martha Not-Stewart

    Does this mean that we are getting more money or just another person to look around?

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