Published: Wed, September 27, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Obama to travel to Missouri to assess tornado damage - CBS News

Obama to travel to Missouri to assess tornado damage - CBS News

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P> President Obama announced Tuesday he will travel to Missouri on Sunday to assess the damage of a devastating tornado that killed at least 116 people in the town of Joplin.

The federal government will keep up its assistance in the Mr. Obama said from London, where he is currently on the second leg of a six-day tour through Europe. . He returns to the U.S. on Saturday.

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Mr. Obama spoke on Monday with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over the phone, as did Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano.

"We've offered him not only our condolences, but we've told him that we'll give him every ounce of resources the federal government "Mr. Obama said this morning." "I do not know.

On the CBS "Early Show" this morning, Nixon said he expects the death to rise as the response crews work through "the worst tornado, as far as deaths, in the recent history of America." Continuing storms have hindered efforts to search for survivors, Nixon said. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate has already traveled to Missouri with other federal officials to coordinate federal, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Local recovery efforts. The president acknowledged that the devastation in Joplin may exceed the damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he became a hit few weeks ago.

Watch Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on the "Early Show":

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