Northumberland County--Taking it all in. Congressman Tom Marino along with local state representatives spent their Tuesday touring parts of Central PA.
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, 10th congressional district, says, "The main message is to assure the public that we are here on the ground and we'll continue to be here until the job is finished."
Local government officials showed Marino the roads, bridges, and homes here in Northumberland County that were all but destroyed due to the flood.
They've seen the problems of their constituents first hand and are relaying the results to Washington.
Rep. Kurt Masser, PA 107th district, says, "The biggest issue is people being displaced. We need to make sure they've taken care of."
Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, PA 108th district says, "The shelters are closing. We're trying to find places for these people to go. People have been generous and we hope that continues"
Marino says federal money has been made available for the people living in this part of Central PA...and it's coming sooner than later.
Marino adds, "The money is there. We are working to get these people back in their homes or in good clean homes and that'll happen in the next few days."
Marino and local representatives say the most important thing to do during clean up is to keep track of damage...take pictures and write everything down. And even if you don't have flood insurance, file a claim with your homeowners insurance. And if you need help on where to turn call your local state representative.