WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Alabama on Friday to view damage from the deadliest tornadoes in nearly 40 years and meet families devastated by the storms.
The Southeast has been hit by dozens of tornadoes in recent days, killing more than 200 people. The White House says Obama was briefed by emergency officials Thursday morning on relief efforts.
The White House says Obama will also meet on Friday with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Obama spoke with Bentley late Wednesday to express his condolences for the loss of life and the severe damage caused by the storms.
Obama is also scheduled to travel to Florida later Friday for the launch of space shuttle Endeavor.
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