WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is going to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get an update on plans for responding to Hurricane Sandy.
The National Response Coordination Center in Washington is where FEMA is managing the deployment of federal resources and teams to states along the East Coast ahead of the big storm.
The White House says Obama will participate in a briefing on the storm and receive updates on federal efforts to help local responders in areas in the storm’s path.
Later Sunday the president will head to Florida where he’s campaigning on Monday.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.