Sunday, July 7, 2019

State Rep. Olsen Provides Update on Flooding Recovery

State Rep. Jim Olsen (R-Roland)

State Rep. Jim Olsen (R-Roland) issued the following statement providing an update on flood recovery for Oklahoma’s District 2, which includes portions of Sequoyah County: 

“Last week, I had the opportunity to join a flyover tour to view the flood damage in District 2. It was immediately obvious that Oklahoma’s farmers have suffered devastating losses due to the extraordinary rain levels over the past few months. Many of them have lost dozens, if not hundreds, of acres of farmland, which will have a crushing economic impact both now and for years to come.

The Moffett community endured a lot during this storm season, and their school building was hit especially hard. Thankfully, Superintendent Reynolds fully expects the building to be ready to go in time for school to start as scheduled. There is always a chance that may change, but volunteers have been working hard to fix up the school. Several ministries and nonprofits have been assisting with cleanup. I even caught Principal Lance Stewart working on a tractor there last week!

Little by little, we are cleaning up and rebuilding our community. There are numerous nonprofits and federal assistance groups in the area to assist. If you need help cleaning up or have questions about who to contact, please call my office at (405) 557-7315 and I am happy to help put you in contact with the right people. If you leave a message, I’ll return your call as soon as possible. You may also email me at for help as well.”

Rep. Jim Olsen represents District 2 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which includes portions of Seqouyah County.

KXMX News Staff

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