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Statement from Senator McConnell on Adair County Pipeline Explosion
Washington, DC — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comment regarding the Adair County pipeline explosion:
“My thoughts are with the people of Adair County and I thank the first responders who worked throughout the night keeping the residents safe. I have been in contact with local officials and appreciate their keeping me informed on the latest developments.”
STATEMENT FROM SEN. SARA BETH GREGORY
“First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the Knifley community in Adair County who have been affected by today’s gas pipeline explosion.
I have spoken this morning with Adair County Judge Ann Melton about the emergency response, and I appreciate the fast reaction of the first responders who helped prevent further damage and injuries.
Now that the immediate safety of residents has been addressed, the concern is to ensure that all individuals who have been displaced from their homes have shelter. The next step will be assessing the cause of this explosion. I will continue to communicate and work with local officials to encourage any possible assistance from the state level.”