Obama to US: Donate to Oklahoma
As he offers moral, monetary support
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
President Barack Obama views the devastation of Moore, Oklahoma.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Oklahoma, today, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way." He offered moral and monetary support in the wake of the monstrous EF5 tornado that killed 24 people, including 10 children. "This is a strong community with strong character. There's no doubt they will bounce back," said Obama. "But they need help."

The White House said FEMA has already provided $57 million in rebates and incentives to help build about 12,000 storm shelters in Oklahoma. "These storm shelters can be the difference between life and death," a presidential spokesman said. He added that 450 FEMA personnel were working on the ground in Oklahoma and have delivered 43,000 meals, 150,000 liters of water and thousands of cots, blankets and tarps. He said 4,200 people have applied for disaster assistance, and $3.4 million in payments have been approved. Obama also urged the American people to make contributions, saying the damage was "pretty hard to comprehend."

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May 29, 2013 8:45 PM CDT
"We're going to be there for the folks in Monroe, Okla., after the devastation of last week," Obama said Tuesday after reviewing recovery efforts in New Jersey seven months after Superstorm Sandy
May 29, 2013 3:30 AM CDT
The 50% percent of the U.S. who pay income tax and all of the other associated 'fees' into the coffers of the federal government, to Obama: If you didn't already use up all we've already paid paying back the deadbeat 50% you promised all of our tax dollars to in exchange for a vote (there was a pop. vote difference of 600,000), so close enough, you would have been able to send a nice hefty check for relief and look a little less like the @$$ that you are. Why don't you address that suggestion to your constituency, they have all the money and goods now..................Liberalism is cancer
May 28, 2013 1:21 PM CDT
And the amount donated by all the Indian Casinos is............