Obama to make Irene statement Sunday
August 28th, 2011
03:27 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama to make Irene statement Sunday

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will make a statement on Hurricane Irene at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, the White House announced.

The president is expected to thank emergency responders for their work during the storm and provide an update on conditions, a senior administration official said.

He'll urge people "to continue to be vigilant," the official said.

The official added that "some in the Northeast still have a dangerous tropical storm to deal with. Other hazards like inland flooding and downed power lines are out there. We're not out of the woods just yet. And, we still have a big clean-up job ahead."

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  1. MAC

    It is too bad that he will not push personal responsibility for those who did not evacuate putting emergency workers in danger including the one who lost his life or who lived in flood plains and did not have flood insurance. The East Coast avoided the big one! The dems will say it is Bush and the Tea Party's fault.

    August 28, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We also need to thank the "Republican Governors" who put the safety of their citizens before politics because Republicans like Eric Cantor, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and several others aren't fit to serve the American people. Cantor said "no disaster funding until we deal with taxes", Rick Perry's only interest is demeaning Obama in the wake of disaster, and then there's Ron Paul who says get rid of FEMA in the wake of a disaster. Heads up people and you don't need to think about it.

    August 28, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    Black people in America of a certain age will remember their parents & grandparents that they had to be twice as good to get half as far. [Hell, I still teach my kids that.] If wel}e going to amke the corporate executive ranks, we better have gone to Columbia, Harvard, Stanford. The "majority" cadidate can go to "State" and eek out a 2.2 GPA and still be handed stock options as a birthright.

    I know I probably shouldn`t say this but with all the UNPRINCIPLED hate, resistance & obstruction that this President see – it needs to be said.

    He is head and shoulders ahead of the Bush/Cheney team in being quietly competent.

    He caught all that flak about taking vacation even though Bush took THREE TIMES as much by this point. And unlike #43 his management of FEMA`s Hurricaine wasn`t a flyover in AF-One and a pat on the back to "Brownie". Al Queda No.2 dead and Moammar on the run. Some Vacation. This man works 24/7/365.

    Quiet competence. Twice as good to get half as far. `Nuff said.

    August 28, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Henry

    We don't do everything right when it comes to disasters. It is a mix between personal responsibility, community responsibility, state responsibility, and federal responsibility. It is a shame that each time a disaster strikes, there is no personal responsibility, no community responsibility, no state responsibility, and all federal responsibility. And, to address the Republicans who love these states rights issues and especially Ron Paul, they are the first to blame the federal government for their problems.

    They like the tough talk but are like a dog behind a fence; when you open the gate, the dog runs for cover. Hypocrites.

    August 28, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. diridi

    I bet eastern NC is worst hit....

    August 28, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. terry,va

    I've got a statement for Obummie the chump. Go away like Irene. You have caused enough damage to this country.

    August 28, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. Michele

    Ya know considering that no one was completely ready for Irene things are the best that they can. I think it is an eye opener that we alol need to come together more and not wait until the last mintue to deal with things such as this. People get in a panic and then dont know what it is they should do and as indiviuals have not ftaken the measures that they need to either and blame the higher ups when things are not taken care of while they act as though they are victums and helpless.

    August 28, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. Steve

    When nanny-staters comment, I just sit back and wonder. I for one would never move to california due to the fact that I know its going to crumble into the ocean. I will always live in a place that I know has a very good chance of not having a natural disaster, doing this shows that I have a good conscience that tells me I wont have to beg from the gov't.

    August 28, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. william

    The bottom line is that its impossible to predict what is or isn't going to happen....People are going to either complain that the goverment didn't do enough or did to much.

    August 28, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. J Grana

    Got to be kidding : Mr Obama, stop using the Hurricane that wasn't as a diversionary tactics and focus on solving the real issues

    August 28, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |