Obama: 'Going to be a long 72 hours'
August 27th, 2011
12:38 PM ET

Obama: 'Going to be a long 72 hours'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama toured FEMA headquarters in Washington Saturday as Hurricane Irene continued up the east coast of the U.S.

On a conference call with emergency officials, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, while at the command center, Obama warned of the worsening conditions, saying “it’s going to be a long 72 hours.”
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Topics: FEMA • Hurricane Irene • President Obama