Obama Promises Storm Victims Supports For The Long Haul
U.S. President Barack Obama toured the storm-battered New Jersey coast Wednesday, telling devastated residents the federal government will support them “for the long haul.”
Accompanied by state Governor Chris Christie, Mr. Obama sought to reassure millions of residents in New Jersey and the rest of the greater New York metropolitan area. He said “our hearts go out to the families that have lost loved ones,” and promised that “we will follow up to get all the help you need to rebuild.”
The president also said utility companies from as far away as California have pledged help. He said he has ordered military transport planes to move equipment and crews to the area from other regions of the country as soon as possible.