The recent tornado that brought widespread damage in Joplin, Missouri, has left 117 dead. 600 people were hurt in the storm. The search and rescue teams are putting their best efforts to find more survivors. Meanwhile, President Barrack Obama said Tuesday morning, May 25, that he will visit Missouri this weekend, after he finishes his tour of Europe.
Speaking from the Ambassador’s House in London, where he andarrived earlier Tuesday, Obama called the outbreak of tornadoes that caused 116 deaths "devastating and heartbreaking," while he reassured those affected by the storms that "every ounce of resources the federal government may have" will be used in recovery efforts. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who are suffering at this moment," Obama said, announcing his May 29 visit to the region. "And all we can do is let them know that all of America cares deeply about them and that we are going to do absolutely everything we can to make sure that they recover."