The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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May 24, 2011

President expected to make visit to tornado-ravaged areas

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Associated Press is reporting that President Barack Obama says he will travel to Missouri on Sunday to meet with people affected by the devastating tornadoes there. 

The president said earlier today he wants Midwesterners whose lives were upended by the deadly storms last weekend to know that the federal government will use all the resources at its disposal to help them recover and rebuild. He also phoned Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon earlier today to get an update on the destruction in the state, the White House said. 
“I want everybody in Joplin, everybody in Missouri, everybody in Minnesota, everybody across the Midwest to know that we are here for you,” the president said in London, on the second stop on his four-country, six-day tour of Europe. 
“The American people are by your side. We’re going to stay there until every home is repaired, until every neighborhood is rebuilt, until every business is back on its feet.” 

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