Obama gets storm update, sends officials to states

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says "there's nothing more important than us getting this right."

The president visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency this morning for an update on superstorm recovery efforts. In a phone call with governors of affected states, Obama promised his team would have no patience for bureaucracy in helping communities get power back, pump out water, remove debris and ensure that basic needs are met.
Obama says the recovery process is "difficult" and "painful" and urged officials to stay focused on the task.

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