WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama on Saturday is gathering together top aides and state and local officials impacted by Superstorm Sandy as he continues to monitor the government's response to the weather disaster.
Obama will convene a meeting with his team in the morning, to be joined by telephone by officials including Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (neh-pahl-ih-TAN'-oh) and Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate (FYOO'-gayt), as well as other members of the Cabinet, also will participate.
Following the meetings, administration officials will visit storm-damaged communities throughout the affected region to view response efforts firsthand, and make sure necessary resources are being provided.