MANILA, Philippines — President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and has directed federal resources to the area.
The White House said Obama is sending Craig Fugate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, to Arkansas "to ensure the appropriate federal resources are being brought to bear to support the state and local efforts."
Obama telephoned Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to get an update on the situation and to see whether other federal resources were needed. The president also praised the heroic efforts of first responders and neighbors.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.