Federal aid rolls in as Obama declares disaster for Tennessee (2)

16:06, May 05, 2010      

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A car is seen in water as flood ravages Nashville, Tennessee, May 4, 2010. Federal aid began rolling into flood ravaged Tennessee on Tuesday, as U.S. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the southern state. (Xinhua/Wang Fengfeng)

Aid is not the only thing that's coming from Washington DC. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corcker, senators representing Tennessee in the U.S. Congress, both came to inspect the damage Tuesday.

After inspecting water-flooded downtown areas, Corcker said what they are trying to do is to coordinate relief efforts more closely at federal level, while Alexander urged people to document their losses so that they can be eligible for federal assistance.

"We are gonna do everything we can to make sure what the federal government can do is done," said Alexander.

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