Wyden to seek fed funds after Seaside visit to address tsunami risk

Sen. Wyden said he would seek “predisaster and Federal Emergency Management Agency funds” after he met with Seaside School Superintendent Doug Dougherty on Sunday to address Seaside’s threat of a tsunami disaster.

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“My view is when you talk about disasters, this has historically been considered a place there is a federal role,” Wyden said. “It’s not about somebody’s political philosophy when coming together to ensure when our communities are facing life-and-death situations we are there for them.”

…“What really needs to improve is the judgments of members of Congress in terms of priorities, and that’s my job,” the Oregon Democrat said.

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