MARIETTA, Ohio--Before heading out to campaign in Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa, President Barack Obama on Saturday visited FEMA headquarters to be briefed on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. He deployed almost the entire cabinet and other top officials to the task of helping the stricken East Coast and sent several top aides to the devastated area:
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Secretary Donovan will visit public housing developments in the Rockaways and tour Breezy Point, New York,
to hear from state and local officials and see first-hand the damage and recovery efforts there.
Secretary Sebelius will visit with hospital workers, residents impacted by the storm, and local officials in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
Administrator Mills will join Governor Malloy and other state and local officials in Norwalk and Bridgeport, Connecticut, to meet with small business owners and other residents affected by the storm.
Secretary Napolitano will travel to West Virginia and Long Island, New York to see response and recovery efforts underway.
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan will join officials from FEMA, the Department of Transportation, and the Army Corps of Engineers to view impacted areas in Hoboken, Newark, and Jersey City, New Jersey, as well as Staten Island, New York.
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