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Topic - Craig Fugate
Colorado officials drew inspiration from the Denver Broncos as they vowed Monday to rebuild the state's infrastructure better than it was after epic flooding destroyed homes, roads and bridges along the heavily populated Front Range.
President Obama spent Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma surveying the damage of last week's devastating tornadoes, thanking first responders and visiting with victims whose lives were upended by the storms.
Calling the devastating tornadoes that leveled parts of Moore, Okla., Monday some of the most destructive in history, President Obama pledged to devote all the resources available for as long as needed to assist those who have lost homes and loved ones.
President Obama continued to receive updates overnight on the devastating tornadoes that blew across Moore, Okla., Monday, and he will deliver a statement in the State Dining Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
President Obama may have placed some limits on lobbyists serving in the White House, but he has had no problem continuing the timeworn Washington practice of doling out coveted diplomatic posts to big-money backers.
Shaking up the election wasn't the biggest problem with last week's hurricane. Owning an ocean-view vacation bungalow or retirement home is part of the American dream.
Giant cities and small neighborhoods across the eastern half of the country took stock, mourned their losses and began the first tentative efforts to restore normalcy Wednesday as the death toll from superstorm Sandy rose to more than 70 and the economic losses were being reckoned in the tens of billions of dollars.
Governors, mayors and millions of Americans on the East Coast braced for a "superstorm" of unprecedented strength — and it delivered.
Swirling from the nation's capital to New England, a hurricane-fueled superstorm struck the most populous region of the United States on Monday with the type of brute force that had been predicted for days.
The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with persistent high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and probably snow is much more than just an ordinary weather system. It's a freakish and unprecedented monster.
Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.
Federal government officials warned that as many as 50 million people are in the path of potentially hazardous weather conditions as Hurricane Sandy moves to merge with cold-weather systems and flood coastal and inland areas in the next several days.
The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and probably snow is much more than just an ordinary weather system. It's a freakish and unprecedented monster.
Just hours before planning to leave Washington for a campaign trip to Florida, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a briefing on the latest preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation with high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and probably snow is much more than just an ordinary weather system. It's a freakish and unprecedented monster.
"That is your first step other than letting people know you're safe, your family is safe, letting people know you're OK," Mr. Fugate said. "So we can take the large numbers out there of people that are still unaccounted for, and we can start reconciling that people are OK, they just haven't checked in with us. Just let people know you're OK so the governor's team can focus on the folks [they] need to go find."
Referring to Mr. Fugate, he said, "What I hear you saying to all of us is, 'Let's not hurry, but let's be quick.'