Obama offers condolences, aid after Joplin tornado

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Posted: May 23, 2011 12:19 AM
Obama offers condolences, aid after Joplin tornado

President Barack Obama says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working with state and local agencies in response to a tornado that ripped through the southwest Missouri community of Joplin.

Obama issued a statement Sunday night sending condolences to families of those who died in storms in Joplin and across the Midwest. He commended the "heroic" efforts of those who are responding to the disaster.

The president says the federal government is prepared to provide help as needed.