March 2, 2017

Sen. Wallingford issues statement on tornado

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, Wednesday issued the following statement regarding the severe storms that swept across southeast Missouri Tuesday evening.

"The devastating results of last night’s storms leave me with a heavy heart. However, I believe the community will work together and become stronger after this natural disaster. As the neighborhoods surrounding Perryville move to clean up the damage left behind by the tornado, I offer my condolences to the family who has lost a loved one in this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I also want to recognize and thank the governor and his team for their quick response to the storm. If either I or my staff can be of any assistance, please give our office a call, (573) 751-2459."