Obama Inspects Flood Damage Caused by Irene

With communities along the East Coast still dealing with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene, President Obama traveled to New Jersey today to meet with residents and inspect damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Obama toured Paterson, which is cleaning up from flooding caused by the Passaic River.

The president also visited Wayne, which has residential areas suffering from flooding caused by the Pompton River.

In Paterson, the President walked from house to house for a couple blocks.

“How high did the water come up?” the president asks one resident whose house had been badly damaged.”

“Are you okay?” he asks another. “I’m so sorry.”

Stopping to make remarks on a bridge, the president said the country should not underestimate the heartache that is going through communities cleaning up after Hurricane Irene.

“Well, obviously visiting Wayne and Paterson gives you a sense of the devastation that’s taken place not only here in New Jersey, but in upstate New York and Vermont and a whole range of states that were affected by Hurricane Irene,” Obama said.

Read more at  Obama Inspects Flood Damage Caused by Irene – ABC News.

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