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Obama pledges federal help after deadly tornado

by The Associated Press | April 28, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.
President Barack Obama speaks before participating in the signing of major commercial agreements with American businesses at the Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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.

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