The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

October 29, 2012

Obama on storm: If they say evacuate, do it now

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The president said, "We're making sure that food and water and emergency generation are available for communities" that need them.

Striking one upbeat note, he said that at difficult times like the current one, "we all pull together. We look out for our friends, we look out for our neighbors and we set aside whatever issues we may have otherwise to make sure that we respond appropriately and with swiftness, and that's exactly what I anticipate is going to happen here."

Obama had been scheduled to make a campaign appearance in Florida before flying back to the nation's capital, but he scrapped those plans in favor of an immediate, bumpy flight aboard Air Force One.



 

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