Tuesday, May 24, 2011

President Obama Sends Condolences From London

The Obama's are enjoying their European vacation
London, May 24, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, heading to London for a visit with the British royals, has sent his "deepest condolences" to the people in tornado-devastated Joplin, Mo.

Joplin is where 117 people died in last weekend's tornadoes. Another 1,500 people are still missing in what is already considered the deadliest storm in over 60 years.

Sadly, given the severe weather events in Joplin, Mo. and Minneapolis this past weekend, we are not through.

The ingredients are in place for another classic Plains tornado outbreak today.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center typically issues a high risk for severe thunderstorms only when a major severe weather outbreak is anticipated. This often includes a a concentration of strong tornadoes.

President Obama said he plans to visit the area on Sunday, the day after he returns from Europe, the Associated Press reported.
"I want everybody in Joplin, everybody in Missouri, everybody in Minnesota, everybody across the Midwest to know that we are here for you,"
the president said Tuesday in London, the second stop on his four-country, six-day vacation tour of Europe.

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