The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Obama to survey New York area storm recovery Thursday
ByREUTERS
November 10, 2012 04:01

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Thursday will visit the New York City area still reeling from the devastation brought by Superstorm Sandy, the White House said on Friday.

Obama received an update Friday on disaster-relief efforts in the storm-battered New York-New jersey region, where officials started rationing gasoline for the first time since the 1970s.



Federal Emergency Management Administration chief Craig Fugate met with local officials in New York and was monitoring the response after the storm, which is blamed for at least 120 deaths and caused extensive damage as the storm first hit the Caribbean before moving up the US East Coast.

Obama won re-election to a second four-year term on Tuesday. The campaign was interrupted by the storm, which some believe benefited the president as he rose above the fray of politics to help with storm recovery efforts.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 24, 2017
Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid IS killing spree

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 20
    Beer Sheva
    8 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 10 - 17
    Jerusalem
    10 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    7 - 23
    Tiberias