Obama sends federal help to tornado ravaged Missouri
The president called Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Monday morning.
May 23rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Obama sends federal help to tornado ravaged Missouri

Washington (CNN) –President Obama has dispatched federal emergency management officials including the FEMA administrator to Joplin Missouri. The president is monitoring events in the tornado ravaged region from Ireland as he begins his one week European trip. The White House released this statement Monday.

"The President called Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to personally extend his condolences and to express that all of the families of Joplin affected by the severe tornadoes are in his thoughts and prayers. The President assured the governor that FEMA will remain in close contact and coordination with state and local officials."
Read more on the rescue efforts here. 

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. amon amarth lover

    Omg prsident obama cares he such a great president! no one touch him! no one! lol true hes awesome!

    May 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  2. jean2009

    Seems all those on other sites posting about the president not on top of this haven't a clue...as usual they just whine about nothing.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @jean2009; They know he knows it! They've sat and watched him on the TV speaking to it! They've just turned their heads so they could continue on their sulking 'pity party' about the man! They're sick psychos! The man is doing just what any other PRESIDENT would and should do! He acknowledged it from overseas, promising JOPLIN that he would stick with them as long as took. When he got back he went to JOPLIN to view the damage and need with even more promises to help the folk get back on their feet! HATE!

    May 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm |