Today, President Barack Obama is gathering together top aides, state and local officials impacted by Superstorm Sandy as he continues to monitor the government's response to the intense storm.
Fuel shortages have been an ordeal all over the East Coast and the President has made orders for fuel to be delivered to areas struck by Sandy.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday that President Barack Obama has directed the Defense Logistics Agency to handle the purchase of the fuel. It will be transported by tanker trucks and distributed throughout New York, New Jersey and other communities impacted by the storm.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the fuel purchase is part of efforts by governments, private organizations and others to help the region recover from the weather disaster.
And according to CBS News, the president held a meeting this morning with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate will be joined by telephone as well as other members of the Cabinet.
The site reports:
Following the meetings, administration officials will visit storm-damaged communities throughout the affected region to view response efforts firsthand, and make sure necessary resources are being provided.
Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit public housing developments in the Rockaways and tour Breezy Point, N.Y. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit hospital workers, residents impacted by the storm, and local officials in the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will join Malloy and other state and local officials and small business owners in Norwalk and Bridgeport, Conn.
Napolitano will travel to West Virginia and Long Island, N.Y. The president's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, will join officials from FEMA, the Transportation Department and the Army Corps of Engineers in Hoboken, Newark, and Jersey City, N.J., as well as Staten Island, N.Y.
President Obama and his staff is definitely taking serious action to help the country recover from Hurricane Sandy.