Obama: ‘Storm Is Not Yet Over’

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Red Cross headquarters about ongoing relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The storm has claimed at least 33 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City, with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Even though the worst of Sandy has passed, President Obama warned Americans that many areas are still at risk for more flooding and more damage. Speaking at the Red Cross Tuesday, the President said, “This storm is not yet over.” He praised officials for their coordination efforts and response, but said his message going forward to them is “no bureaucracy. No red tape.” In an earlier call with East Coast governors, Obama promised to make all resources available to relief and recovery effort, the White House said. The president will travel to New Jersey Wednesday to survey the devastation there alongside Gov. Chris Christie.

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