Obama sends condolences to families of flood victims

08:17, May 05, 2010      

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday sent his "deepest condolences" to those who have lost loved ones in the severe weather and flooding in the southeast.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with every American who has been impacted by the severe weather and flooding in the southeast, and our deepest condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones," Obama said in a statement.

At least 27 were dead due to the flooding in the southeast, 18 of them in Tennessee, authorities said.

Obama said that he had spoken with the Governors in the most severely impacted states, and dispatched FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to Tennessee to view the flood damage first hand and to report back on any unmet needs.

"Federal officials have been dispatched to the region and we will continue working in close coordination with state and local officials to support response and recovery efforts," said the statement.

Obama sends condolences to southeastern residents for devastating flood

Source:Xinhua

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