Obama Briefed On Hurricane Irene While On Vacation; RAW Video

By: AP
By: AP

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on Hurricane Irene during his vacation.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says FEMA is in close contact with states and U.S. territories that have already been impacted by the storm or could be impacted as it moves toward the U.S. mainland.

Hurricane Irene cut power to more than a million people in Puerto Rico on Monday but there were no reports of deaths or major injuries. Forecasters are warning it could threaten Florida and South Carolina by the end of the week.

The president is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, a wealthy island enclave off the Massachusetts coast.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Desmond Location: Ray on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    Man, he goes on vacation more than anyone I know. Especially when most of us wish we could afford a vacation.
  • by Faux Left on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:02 PM
    It's going to be OK sir, there is no way this storm could be as destructive as your policies, so you're still number 1!
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