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Lankford Applauds FEMA Funding to Prevent Future Flooding of North Canadian River

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after it announced a federal grant of $3,566,250 for the state of Oklahoma to restore and stabilize the bank along the North Canadian River and to prevent future flooding of Triple X Road. The federal dollars will be transferred to the state to start and complete the project.

“If you live near the North Canadian River you know all too well what the flooding and erosion have done to the community and families living along the riverbank. Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and I have actively worked on this issue with the Corps of Engineers and FEMA since the river took Triple X Road in 2013. Years ago, our staff even personally helped families move their belongings when the river suddenly shifted during a flood. This has been a long and focused road to permanently fix the problems on the river and today’s announcement brings great hope to the community that we can finally solve the problem. I urge the state and county to work quickly to fix the river bank to ensure the families living nearby have the confidence that their homes and farmlands will be safe from future flooding.”