Alabama Tornado Damage

April 28, 2011 by USA Post 

Alabama Tornado Damage, U.S. President Barack Obama will tour devastation in Alabama Friday of a series of tornadoes and storms that killed at least 258 people in several states, said the White House.

Obama will travel tomorrow to Alabama to see the damage and meet with Gov. (Robert) Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms, “White House said in a statement.

Obama was to travel south of the United States on Friday to attend the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour and delivering a commencement address at Miami Dade College in Florida.

The White House said Thursday that Obama spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Craig Fugate, to discuss the disaster in Alabama, Mississippi and other states.

It was said that FEMA was supporting a “strong response effort” by the authorities in Alabama and Obama addressed the two officials to be “aggressive and thorough” in their efforts.

Fugate asked Obama to travel to Alabama on Thursday to coordinate the relief operation with state and local officials.

The storm – described as the worst form of tornadoes have hit the U.S. since 1974 – killed at least 162 people in Alabama, 32 in Mississippi, 30 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, 11 in Arkansas, eight in Virginia, and another two died in flooding in Missouri, state officials said.

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