Posted April 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM
by Alejandra Salinas, President, College Democrats of America
A message from Alabama College Democrat Beth Clayton:
President Obama’s plane touched down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama around 10:00 this morning to survey the area he declared to be in a state of emergency. “I’ve never seen devastation like this,” he said.
Alabama was the hardest hit state by the storm series that swept through the Southeast Wednesday night. The death toll is still rising, with over 228 reported dead in Alabama alone and over 300 throughout the South. Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama, was the hardest hit city in the South; there have been over 40 confirmed deaths with many more reported missing. Overall the storms have killed over 250 people in 9 states.
The National Guard is on the ground alongside the ...Read More »