Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Obama pledges federal help for Texas flood victims

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 President Obama pledged federal help Tuesday for search and rescue efforts associated with the extreme flooding in Texas.

"I will anticipate that there will be some significant requests made to Washington," Obama said after speaking with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. "My pledge to him is that we will expedite those requests."

Obama noted that are Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel already on the ground in Texas, and they will work with state authorities.

"I assured Gov. Abbott that he could count on the help of the federal government," Obama said.