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Sen. Inhofe says focus is on disaster relief

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Sen. James Inhofe addresses constituents in Ardmore. (KTEN) Sen. James Inhofe addresses constituents in Ardmore. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- From immigration to the economy, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe addressed the issues Friday over lunch with constituents in Ardmore.

"It's important that we have the exchange," said resident Cheryl Carlan. "We certainly don't know exactly what's going on in the Capitol; we need to hear from them, they need to hear from us, and we know there are very important topics on the table these days."

But the state's senior senator said the primary purpose for this visit was weather-related.

"We've been hitting the places that have been hit so hard with the floods," Inhofe said as he addressed Oklahomans at Cafe Alley in Ardmore. "This is an immediate problem, and there are solutions and priorities that we're making right now to make sure that we do something."

Inhofe said he spends his weekends going from town to town across Oklahoma.

"I was in Webbers Falls up there, and there was not one house that isn't at least up to its windows in water... every single house in the town, and others are in that situation," he said.

Inhofe added that he will do all he can to get help from Washington for the Sooner State.

"We're going to need some attention in Oklahoma... and we're going to get it," he promised.

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