Congressman Dan Kildee on Trump, Dem Deal and Disaster Relief

Laura Weber Davis, WDET

Hurricane Irma is pressing down on the Caribbean Islands and due to make landfall with Florida by this weekend. There are already images of flattened islands and devastated neighborhoods. These pictures follow closely behind stories and images of parts of Texas flooded after Hurricane Harvey.

It’s hard to know, so far removed from the impact, how we can help. Do we jump in a car and head down? Do we send money? Where do we send money?

One congressman from Michigan says it’s important to get involved, even when you feel far away from natural disaster.

Congressman Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Flint Twp., joins Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today to talk about the roles the government and individuals play in disaster relief.

To hear Kildee on Detroit Today, click on the audio player above.

 

Image credit: J. Carlisle Larsen/WDET

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