Alexander Statement on Post-Flood Reports by Army Corps of Engineers

Posted on June 18, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on reports being produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the May 2010 flooding in Tennessee:

“I  hope the Corps will complete its first report on lessons learned from the flood in the next 30 days – as the Corps has said it would do. Tennesseans want to know what happened, why, and how it will do better. If further funding is required for a more technical engineering report, I will work to help secure that funding.”

Alexander announced last month that he would hold a Senate hearing at an appropriate time to assess the Corps’ actions during the flood and what lessons might be learned from those actions.