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State politicians tour flood ravaged Tunica County

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State and local officials got a first hand look at the damage The Great Flood of 2011 has had on Tunica County.

A helicopter landed at the Tunica Museum Friday to take local and state politicians on an aerial tour of the flood ravaged county. Others from this state's delegation also toured the flooded areas by bus seeing the aftermath for the first time with their own eyes.

The state leaders pledged to get the flooded areas all the help the federal government has to offer.

"The might of the Mississippi River is tremendous one just has to see it to realize what a great force of nature it is," said House Speaker Billy McCoy (D) District 3.

"We're going to make sure that tunica and the rest of Mississippi delta and state get everything they're entitled to under the statute," added Senator Roger Wicker (R) Mississippi.

Delegates say FEMA is on the ground in Tunica County and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is aware of the situation in the state's western counties.

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