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Obama warns of flooding and evacuations as hurricane Isaac advances on the Gulf Coast

Wednesday, August 29th 2012 - 02:29 UTC
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“Not the time to tempt fate” said the US president “Not the time to tempt fate” said the US president

”President Barack Obama warned residents of the Gulf Coast Tuesday that there could be significant flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraged people to evacuate if instructed by authorities to do so.

“As we prepare for Isaac to hit, I want to encourage all residents of the Gulf Coast to listen to your local officials and follow their directions, including if they tell you to evacuate,” Obama said at the White House before departing on a two-day campaign trip.

The US President warned of significant damage and flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac telling people in its path to take the “big storm” seriously and follow directions.

“Now is not the time to tempt fate, now is not the time to dismiss official warnings. You need to take this seriously,” televised statement at the White House, as Isaac threatened to bring hurricane force winds to the storm-haunted city of New Orleans he said.

Obama's statement was meant to show he is taking the storm seriously, too, despite his campaign travel.

Isaac is expected to make landfall in the New Orleans area seven years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Obama has criticized the Bush administration's handling of the Katrina disaster.

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  • vestias

    Hoje o mundo tem tecnologias que alertam para a prevenção de inaundações a sociadade civil tem que olhar para os cuidadores informais o sir. Obama esta alertar a socidadade civil da inaundações na costa do golfo esta figura publica tem o seu papel na sociadade ele é um cuidadore informal

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 02:01 pm 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Um líder sempre vai reiterar o óbvio. Você não tem furacões e sempre há idiotas que ficam para trás.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 04:39 pm 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    I imagine Obama will handle this better than Bush handled Katrina; it would be hard not too!

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 02:41 am 0
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